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WILD CENTRAL
Neville Peat and Brian Patrick
ISBN9781877133657
$37.50

Discovering the natural history of Central Otago. A diversity of plant and animal  species are nurtued by the unique geography and climate.Colour photographs throughout.

University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1999. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FACE OF OTAGO
B.J. Garnier, editor
310280322
$35.00

A collection of illustrated papers by various authors on the geography and geology of Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 82 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF OTAGO
Erik Olssen
ISBN08680583
$85.00

This lively history focuses on 'the complex issue of provincial identity' and seeks to show what is distinctive about Otago and its people by exploring Otago's unique and at times romantic past.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERN PEOPLE A Dictionary of Otago Southland Biography
Jane Thomson, editor
ISBN9781877135118
$130.00

Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of organised settlement in the south, the dictionary features 1200 individuals and families. An invaluable reference book and a lively and fascinating read, full of interest and surprises. This copy has a few compression marks to the dust jacket.

Longacre Press, Dunedin, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 587 pages. SECONDHAND


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STONE'S OTAGO & SOUTHLAND DIRECTORY, 1942
Stone, Son & Co., Ltd.
110211521
$120.00

Stone's Otago and Southland Commercial, Municipal and General Directory and New Zealand Annual, published January 1942. Comprehensive listings of names and occupations. Great source for genealogy.

Stone, Son & Co., Ltd., Dunedin, 1942. Hardback, no dustjacket as issued. 1010 pages, and advertising. SECONDHAND


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MAORI PLACE-NAMES OF OTAGO
Herries Beattie
ISBN1877151599
$40.00

The Maori place names and associated history of Otago, as told to Beattie by the Maoris. Facsimile of the original 1944 edition, with a new index for this Second Edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 157 pages. NEW


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OUR SOUTHERNMOST MAORIES
Herries Beattie
ISBN9780473025182
$60.00

History and traditions of the Maori of the South Island gathered from numerous interviews with elderly Maori in the Otago and Southland region. First published in 1954, this is a facsimile reprint with an extensive 140 page index, new to this edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 303 pages, with new index. NEW


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WHEN ALL THE MOA-OVENS GREW COLD
Atholl Anderson
810230413
$42.50

Excellent and well illustrated and evidential account of southern Maori and their material culture from first settlement until the arrival of Europeans and the Otago settlement.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1985. Softback. 52 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE MAMAE ME TE AROHA / THE PAIN AND THE LOVE Kia Tahu Whanui in Otago 1844-1994
Bill Dacker
ISBN0908569890
$75.00

A history of  Ngai Tahu / Kai Tahu in Otago, from the earliest times to the purchase of the Otago Block, subsequent alienation and impoverishment, the background to the successful treaty claim and settlement with the Crown.

University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1994. Softback. 154 pages. SECONDHAND


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AND CAPTAIN OF THEIR SOULS. Cargill and the Otago Colonists
Tom Brooking
110290412
$47.50

This interpretative essay on the founder of Otago is the first published work on Cargill issued to coincide with the bicentenary of his birth. Short tear to front of dust jacket.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 167 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST WHITE BOY BORN IN OTAGO
J Herries Beattie with index by R C Mitchell
ISBN9781877151118
$60.00

The Story of Thomas Baker Kennard, born May 6, 1841 at Tumai near Waikouaiti. Beattie writes of Kennard's memories of the early days with the Maori, and white settlement and the Gold Rushes. First published by Reed in 1939, this is a facsimile with a new index by Mitchell.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 243 pages. NEW


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THE STORY OF THE OTAGO CHURCH AND SETTLEMENT
Rev. C. Stuart Ross
410230101
$85.00

A contribution to the history of the planting and progress of the only Free Church colony in the world, at Dunedin in the Province of Otago. Ross was a minister in the early days before moving to Victoria. Scarce.

Wise, Caffin and Co., Dunedin, 1887. Cloth boards. 448 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY RUNHOLDING IN OTAGO
Herries Beattie
2011052604
$75.00

Part I covers the difficulties of establishing runs, horses, cattle and sheep on runs, floods, fatalities; Part II includes Puketoi Station, gold-diggers, stationhands, the Kennards, Part III runholding and officialdom.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1947. Hardback, no dust jacket. 158 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY RUNHOLDING IN OTAGO (Signed by author)
Herries Beattie
2011061001
$80.00

Describes the establishment of the major Otago runs, horses, cattle and sheep on the runs, floods, fatalities, Puketoi Station, gold-diggers, station-hands, pastoralism in Otago. Signed by the author. Cover worn.

Otago Daily Times. Softcovers. Illustrated, 158 Pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY NORTHERN OTAGO RUNS
Robert Pinney
ISBN0002169703
$150.00

The result of thirty years of research and access to original sources, this history builds on the author's 'Early South Canterbury Runs' and works south from there. Includes the history of 30 or more of the most important runs. Scarce.

William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1981. Hardback with a slipcase. 246 pages. SECONDHAND


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MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN RUNS
Herries Beattie
510260113
$37.50

Collection of pieces written for the Southland Times. East of Mataura, Crawford Brothers, Waikaia and the Waimea, Stace Atwell, Te Anau, Waiau,Venlaw Western Southland, early surveying, Tibbetts Brothers.

 Gore District Historical Society, Gore. Softback. 91 pages SECONDHAND


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OLD COACHING DAYS IN OTAGO & SOUTHLAND
E.M. Lovell-Smith
110290511
$55.00

From 1853 in Australia to the advent of the motor in Otago, a record of Cobb's coaches, horses, and drivers and their thrilling adventures on the road, of wayside inns and flooded rivers.

Lovell-Smith & Venner Ltd., Christchurch, 1931. Hardback with pictorial boards. 128 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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OTAGO'S BREWERIES
Frank Leckie
ISBN0908774427
$75.00

Describes the rise of Speights, Marshland, Copeland and numerous Otago provincial breweries in Alexandra, Balclutha, Cromwell, Duntroon and Queenstown.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1997. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC NORTH OTAGO (volume two)
Syd Muirhead
ISBN047301629X
$37.50

More historical pieces on the region, selected from articles in the Oamaru Mail in the 1980s and 90s. Covers between the Waitaki and Palmerston. Many photographs.

The Oamaru Mail Co. Ltd., Oamaru, 1992. Softback. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WAY WE CAME A Centennial History of St Paul's Presbyterian Church Oamaru
K C McDonald
510201012
$37.50

A good history of the parish and early Oamaru. Photos of early buildings, church staff etc. Some damage to rear wrapper.

St Paul's Manse, Oamaru, 1963. Softback. 115 pages. SECONDHAND


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OAMARU HARBOUR, PORT IN A STORM
Gavin McLean
ISBN0908564805
$30.00

The troubled history of Oamaru Harbour, which was often near bankrupt, and finally ceased being viable in the 1970s.

Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1982. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONE HUNDRED YEARS 1874-1974
Judith A Beck and Robert B Johnson
7102908
$37.50

A history of education in the Blackstone Hill, Ida Valley and Oturehua districts : written on the occasion of the Schools Centennial. With class and staff photos and rolls. Some minor pencil notes.

Oturehua Schools Centennial Committee, 1974. Softback. 98 pages. SSECONDHAND


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ONE HUNDRED YEARS 1874-1974, 1895-1995
Robert Johnson, Judy Beck and Helen Cameron
71029081
$37.50

A history of education in the Blackstone Hill, Ida Valley and Oturehua districts : written on the occasion of the Schools Centennial. Revised and updated for the Rough Ridge Oturehua School Centennial in 1995. Some minor pencil notes.

Oturehua Schools Centennial Committee, 1995. Softback. 98 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE OTAGO EDUCATION BOARD 1856-1956 A Brief History
J I Fraser
5102703
$32.50

One hundred years of Education Board teaching in Otago. Includes a short history of earlier educational endeavours and a chapter on teacher training. With photographs.

Otago Education Board, (1956). Softback. 109 pages. SECONDHAND


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75 YEARS SERVICE A Review of Campbell Park School 1908-1983
Edited by PG Aspden
81022061
$32.50

History of this North Otago boy's school which was purchased from the Campbell estate in 1908 by the Education Board. It later closed in 1987 and passed into private ownership. Includes photographs, staff lists etc.

Privately Published 1983. Softback. 77 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LAND OF MUNROS, MERINOS & MATAGOURI
Erskine & Mable Neave
110290803
$55.00

A history of Kurow and the Upper Waitaki Valley, the result of years of painstaking research by long time residents of the district. Signed by the Authors.

Progress Print Ltd., Dunedin, 1980. Softback. 125 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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WHITE STONE COUNTRY NORTH OTAGO
K.C. McDonald
2011060401
$55.00

Describes the settlement of Oamaru and surrounding areas. Includes the Lone Grey Company, sheep farming, freeholders, railways, roads and power, local politicians, the Depression, wars and events to 1960. Comprehensive history and useful for genealogy.

North Otago Centennial Committee, Oamaru, 1962. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated, maps. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHITE STONE COUNTRY, THE STORY OF NORTH OTAGO
K C McDonald
61028071
$47.50

Describes the settlement of Oamaru and surrounding areas. Includes the Lone Grey Company, sheep farming, freeholders, railways, roads and power, local politicians, the Depression, wars to 1960. Comprehensive history useful for family history. FACSIMILE REPRINT.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust-jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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KIWITOWN'S PORT The Story of Oamaru Harbour
Gavin McLean
ISBN9781877372636
$37.50

Oamaru built an entire port from scratch, bankrupting itself in the process. This is the economic and social history of that port from nineenth century progress industry to twentieth century decline and hopes of rebirth in the twentyfirst.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTHERN APPROACHES
C.W.S. Moore
210270112
$85.00

A History of the Waitati, Waikouaiti, Palmerston, Dunback, Moeraki, Hampden and surrounding districts. Published as part of the Otago Centennial Historical Publications Series. First Edition.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTHERN APPROACHES
C.W.S. Moore
2011053001
$47.50

An illustrated history of the Waitati, Waikouaiti, Palmerston, Dunback, Moeraki, Hampden and surrounding districts. First published as part of the Otago Centennial Historical Publications Series in 1958, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1978. Hardback with dustjacket.  250 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WAITAKI, The river and its lakes, the land and its people
Arnold Nordmeyer
ISBN047300806
$55.00

A history of the area from early settlement through to the Waitaki Power Development Project. How a wild  river was utilised by pioneer families and how it came to power huge turbines for modern electricity production. Previous owner's signature on title page.

Waitaki, Wataki Lakes Committee, 1981. Hardback with dustjacket, illustrated, 169 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAITAKI COUNTY COUNCIL 1877-1977
Dorothy McKenzie and Arthur Budd
710280815
$32.50

Centennial publication charts the development of the Waitaki County and the individuals who steered the community from Council positions.

Thos. Bracken and Co. Ltd., Oamaru, 1977. Softback. 52 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HONOUR OF HER NAME
Atholea Ramsay, Helen Stead and Elspeth Ludemann
ISBN0473004720
$30.00

History of Waitaki Girls High School 1887-1987. Three chapters on three periods of the school.

Waitaki Girls' High School Centennial Committee, Dunedin, 1987. Softback. 218 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUN ESTATE AND FARM (KAKANUI AND WAIAREKA VALLEYS)
W.H. Scotter
2011060801
$75.00

A History of the Kakanui and Waiareka Vallys, North Otago. A cenntennial history, 1948. Describes the pastoral runs, estates, farms, land holdings and townships of the area.  THIS COPY lacks the front endpaper.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 142 Pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIAREKA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DIAMOND JUBILEE 1878-1938
anon.
51029091
$30.00

Jubilee booklet of Waiareka Presbyterian Church near Oamaru in North Canterbury. Many photographs of the church buildings and members. Nice copy, but with rusting staples.

Wilson Printer, Oamaru, (1938). Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOTARA ESTATE
Martine Cuff
ISBN0908577052
$30.00

A history of theTotara Estate near Oamaru which played a leading role in establishing the frozen meat trade by shipping carcases to Britain in 1882. Previous owner's signature front endpaper, cover worn.

NZ Historic Places Trust, Wellington, Softcovers. Illustrated. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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MATANAKA Otago's First Farm
Hardwicke Knight and Peter Coutts
2011060501
$32.50

Using archeological methods the authors have uncovered the building history of Matanaka, the first farm in Otago built in the Waikouaiti. Traces the building layout, plans and materials from its establishment 1840 to 1964. Includes John Jones and the formative yerars, and accounts by Bishop Selwyn, Munro, Tuckett, Baricoat, Roberts and Orbell.

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1975. Softcovers, illustrated. 56 Pages. SECONDHAND


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HORSE RANGE TO HORSE BURN A History of Waihemo County Council 1882-1982
Janet C. Angus
310260711
$47.50

The illustrated centennial history of Waihemo County Council, containing much local history and details of early settlers pioneering inland Otago.

Waihemo County Council, Dunedin, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEADS HEARTS AND HANDS
Compiled by Janet Angus and Norman Sheat
71026003
$32.50

The Kirk in Waihemo, an acocunt of the history of the Parish of Palmerston- Dunback 1865-1990. With appendices describing the Dunback-Macraes Parish, the refurbishing of St James Church, Palmerston 1964-5 and Women's Groups in Palmerston and Dunback.

1990. Softback. 71 pages. SECONDHAND


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SELLING OTAGO
Peter Tremewan
ISBN0908774850
$37.50

An account of an interesting episode in the early history of Otago when one Pierre Darmandarits bought 16 square miles adjoining Otago harbour. Illustrated. Southern Heritage Series No. 2.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1994. Softback. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE OLD IDENTITIES
Old Identity (James Barr)
210230603
$165.00

The Old Identities: being sketches and reminiscences during the first decade of the Province of Otago. 12 lithograph plates (2 portraits), Maroon full calf binding, gilt decoration and titles. Binding is tight and hinges good.

Mills, Dick and Co., Dunedin, 1879. Full calf boards. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY DAYS IN DUNEDIN
Robert Gilkison
210260511
$55.00

The story of the founding and early history of the city, including notable trails, largely compiled from contemporary newspaper reports. THIS COPY has no  dust jacket.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1938. Hardback with no dust jacket. 172 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PIONEERS EXPLORE OTAGO
Herries Beattie
710210125
$95.00

A Record of Explorers, Travellers, Surveyors, Bushmen, Seekers of Pastoral Country, Inland Voyagers and Wayfaring Men.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1947. Hardback with no dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PIONEERS EXPLORE OTAGO
Herries Beattie
2011052601
$80.00

A Record of Explorers, Travellers, Surveyors, Bushmen, Seekers of Pastoral Country, Inland Voyagers and Wayfaring Men. THIS COPY signed by the author.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1947. Softcovers. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BOY COLONISTS Early Years of Colonial Life in Otago, New Zealand
Rev. E. Simeon Elwell
610230821
$47.50

A true account of two boys journey in Otago from 1859-1867. Based on a diary, it recounts working on farms and stations in the south, after disembarking at Lyttelton. Includes Fiordland and bush-rangers! First published in 1878, this is a fscimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND

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EARLY OTAGO
C.Stewart Ross
410220412
$125.00

Early Otago and some of its notable men. A chatty account of persons and places in the 1860s. Illustrations. Scarce.

J. Wilkie & Co Ltd., Dunedin, 1907. Cloth boards. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUTHERFORD WADDELL
Edited by J Collie with foreword by James Gibb
8102117
$30.00

A memoir of, an addresses by the Minister of St Andrew's Church, Dunedin 1879-1919. Includes his social and missionary work, sermons etc. First published in 1932. THIS COPY has some damage to the dust jacket and is missing the first blank page.

A H Reed, Dunedin, 1933. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 pages. SECONDHAND


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RELIGIOUS COMMEMORATION OF THE SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF OTAGO 1848-1918
edited by Rev. Alex Whyte
51026001
$45.00

A substantial booklet with various pieces on Otago history, includes photographs of early buildings. This copy has a letter from the editor tipped in at the front.

Otago Early Settlers' Association, Dunedin, 1918. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND


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ST JOSEPH'S CATHEDRAL DUNEDIN NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL
Peter R Mee
5102213
$35.00

The history of the foundation and building of this Catholic cathedral, and includes plans and photographs. THIS COPY has been signed by the author to the foreword.

Tablet Printing Company, Dunedin, 1986. Hardback with no dust jacket. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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100 YEARS ON THE HILL 1912-2012
Edited by Noel Angus
810220121
$45.00

Centenary publication history of St Mary's Catholic Church and School, Kaikorai. Includes articles from the Tablet, and reminiscences of early parishioners and priests, as well as more recent teachers, pupils and parishioners.

St Mary's Catholic Church and School, Dunedin, 2012. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANDERSON'S BAY IN THE EARLY DAYS
Henry Duckworth
610210824
$30.00

Articles originally printed in the Otago Daily Times in 1923. Title page reads 'The Early History of Anderson's Bay and Tomahawk. Facsimile of the original collected work issued in 1923, with a new index for this second edition.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1982. Softback. 59 pages. SECONDHAND


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OUR SCHOOL, ANDERSON'S BAY SCHOOL 1858-2008
Erik Olssen
ISBN9780473142100
$35.00

150 years of this Dunedin School. Information on the teachers and pupils, and the school's involvement with the wider community.

Anderson's Bay School 150th Reunion Committee, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 122 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANNALS OF EARLY DUNEDIN
A H Reed
51020151
$37.50

Chronicles of the Eighteen-sixties. A chronological history of Dunedin during this important decade in the development of the city, highlighted by the gold rush. Signed, numbered copy limited to 2000 copies.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1973. Softback. 135 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERN SEE
John H. Evans
81025091
$30.00

A history of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin. Details the establishment of the Diocese and its parishes. Includes Maori and overseas missions, and the various Bishops and members through the years.

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dunedin, Dunedin, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 325 pages. SECONDHAND


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CITY OF DUNEDIN A Century of Civic Enterprise
K C McDonald
510290421
$30.00

Centenary publication history of Dunedin city. Relates civic developments such as roading, sanitation, electrification and public amenities. With plates and folding maps. THIS COPY LACKS THE DUST JACKET.

Dunedin City Corporation, Dunedin, 1965. Hardback with no dust jacket. 434 pages. SECONDHAND


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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE TOWN HALL DUNEDIN
R S Black (Mayor)
7102015
$37.50

Souvenir Programme of the opening of the Dunedin Town Hall with background to it's inception and construction. A section details the fine Organ in the Hall.

Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie Ltd., Dunedin, 1930. Softback. 24 pages. SECONDHAND


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J. J.'s DUNEDIN
D G Conly
81021172
$47.50

Life and career of John James Marlow, a councillor and mayor of Dunedin.THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from JJ to the first page.

New Zealand Tablet, Dunedin, 1951. Softback. 122 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JOURNAL OF GEORGE HEPBURN
William Downie Stewart
210240801
$75.00

An edited transcript of the journal of Hepburn on his voyage from Scotland to Otago in 1850 and extracts of his letters from Otago.

Coulls, Somerville Wilkie Ltd., Dunedin, 1934. Hardback, no dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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TO FAME UNDYING The Otago Settlers Association 1898-2008
Sean Brosnahan
ISBN9780473132309
$37.50

The illustrated history of the Otago Settlers Association and of its building, now the Otago Settlers museum.

Otago Daily Times Print, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE SHELTER OF SADDLE HILL
Nicol Macdonald
51024024
$30.00

A social history of the Walton-Fairfield School and District during the century.   1872-1972.

Walton-Fairfield School and District Centennial Committee, 1972. Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KILMOG AND ENVIRONS
Frank Tod
71028021
$32.50

A history of Evansdale, Warrington and Merton districts in Otago. Being a revised version of Evansdale-Warrington, A Centennial History.

Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1982. Softback. 124 pages. SECONDHAND

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MEDICAL PRACTICE IN OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND IN THE EARLY DAYS
Robert Valpy Fulton
510270512
$175.00

A description of the manner of life, trials, and difficulties of some of the Pioneer Doctors, of the places in which, and of the people among who they laboured. THIS IS  the first edition printed in 1922. THIS COPY has sunfaded spine with some minor loss  to joint.

Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co. Ltd., Dunedin, 1922. Hardback with no dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF THE OTAGO HOSPITAL BOARD AND ITS PREDECESSORS
John Angus
810220312
$45.00

The administration of public medical and social services by local bodies in Otago. Includes Charitable Aid Institutions, hospitals, and Hospital Boards.

The Otago Hospital Board, Dunedin, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 334 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE OTAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL Under the First Three Deans
Sir Charles Hercus and Sir Gordon Bell
210260411
$37.50

A comprehensive history of the srowth and development of the Otago Medical School from its foundation in 1877 to 1958. Illustrated.

E. and S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburgh and London, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 381 pages. SECONDHAND


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LABOUR OF LOVE
Adelheid Wassner
ISBN0473058146
$55.00

Childbirth at Dunedin Hospital 1862-1972. A very detailed account of the materniry services in Dunedin Hospital.

Published by the Author, Dunedin, 1999. Softback. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOY IN THE SINGING
Raymond White
ISBN0473005883
$32.50

History of St Paul's Cathedral Choir, Dunedin 1859-1989. Includes study of the organs, and the composers Galway, Byars and Madden. Appendices include some of the contents of the music library.

Musick Fyne, Dunedin, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO (1869-1919)
G E Thompson
710210123
$42.50

Published by the University Council during the Jubilee Celebrations. Includes background to the founding of Otago and establishment of the University and its amalgamation with the New Zealand University.  Details of the faculties, and some photographs.

J Wilkie and Co, Dunedin, (1920). Hardback with no dust jacket. 288pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERN GARDENING A history of the Dunedin Horticultural Society 1851-2001
Louise Shaw
ISBN1877133981
$32.50

The society has contributed to the public and private gardens of Dunedin, and supported horticultural development in the region.

 The Dunedin Horticultural Society, 2000. Softback. 163 pages. SECONDHAND


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THESE ARE THE TIMES... A History of the 17th Dunedin (Knox Church) Scout Group
Alan McRobie
ISBN9780473065515
$37.50

The history of the social and community contributions made by this scout group to the Dunedin community between 1931 and 1991. Well illustrated.

 17th Dunedin (Knox Church) Scout Group Historical Committee, Dunedin, 2000. Softback. 316 pages. SECONDHAND


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BY TOE & STRAPHOLD
Joseph M. Kenneally
ISBN0868680060
$35.00

A nostalgic at Dunedin public transport in past times produced to coincide with the centennial of the first tram service in the city. Illustrated.

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1979. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF FIRES AND FIRE BRIGADES IN DUNEDIN 1848-1948
J.S. Little
210201613
$65.00

Interesting account of fires and fire fighting in Dunedin, written at the centennial of Otago. Illustrations. Scarce. THIS COPY is number 45 of the presentation edition of 250 copies, presented by E H Ferguson, the Chariman of the Dunedin Metropolitan Fire Board and signed by him.

Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd., Dunedin, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITHOUT PARADE OR FUSS
John H. Scott
ISBN0959795855
$32.50

A Biographical Memoir of John Halliday Scott, M.D. Otago Medical School's first Dean. Includes watercolours of Dunedin scenes by Scott.

Admin Services, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 75 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LOYALTY
Jim Sullivan
ISBN9780473089122
$47.50

The story of Arthur Barnett Ltd. 1903-2003. The beginnings and growth of Dunedin's pre-eminent department store and it's subsidiaries. Includes notable moments in Dunedin history.

Arthur Barnett Ltd., Dunedin, 2003. Softback. 159 pages. SECONDHAND

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DUNEDIN CHURCHES PAST AND PRESENT
Charles Groot edited by Helen Watson White
ISBN0473039796
$55.00

Profusely illustrated history of the churches in Dunedin, both early, colonial and modern. Gives the history of the congregations and the architecture of the buildings. THIS COPY has some sun-fading to covers.

Otago Settlers Association, Dunedin, 1999. Softback. 318 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOUSES OF DUNEDIN
Lois Galer
ISBN9780958340120
$30.00

28 historic homes of Dunedin. The story of the buildings and with photographs. Includes Larnach Castle and the Stuart Street Terraced houses, now shops.

Hyndman Publishing, Dunedin, 1995. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EDGE OF THE TOWN Historic Caversham
Alma Rutherford
ISBN0908565607
$37.50

An impression of the district and its life compiled by the reional committee of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Fully illustrated. First published in 1978.

Otago Historic Places Trust, Dunedin, 1983. Softback. 62 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUILDING THE NEW WORLD Work, politics and society in Caversham 1880s-1920s
Erik Olssen
ISBN9781869401061
$42.50
A sequence of social history essays that investigate the ways in which locality, labour processes, politics, culture and society shape each other. The author made use of the Caversham data base at the University of Otago.

Auckland University Press, 1995. Softback. 297 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE TOP OF THE HILL
R.P. Hargreaves
410250911
$37.50

A short illustrated history of the Dunedin suburb of Mornington and of its historic buildings.

NZ Historic Places Trust, Dunedin, 1983. Softback. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON THE SLOPES OF SIGNAL HILL
E.W. Blair and E. Kerse
ISBN0959772367
$35.00

An illustrated history of the Dunedin suburb of Opoho as seen through its streets and buildings.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1988. Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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KING OF THE CASTLE A Biography of William Larnach
Fleur Snedden
ISBN1869533534
$45.00

A fascinating biography of an Otago banker, politician and celebrity with an intriguing and tragic story. He is best remembered now for his great house Larnach Castle.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TAIERI PLAIN Tales of Years that are Gone
Margaret S. Shaw and Edgar D. Farrant
110290802
$95.00

A comprehensive history of the seventeen Taieri settlements, excluding Mosgiel. The description of settlement and development is the theme. THIS COPY is signed by both authors.

Otago Centennial History Publications, Dunedin, 1949. Hardback with no dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TAIERI PLAIN Tales of Years that are Gone
M.S. Shaw and E.D. Farrant
210260611
$42.50

A comprehensive history of the seventeen Taieri settlements, excluding Mosgiel. The description of settlement and development is the theme. First published in 1949, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAIERI BUILDINGS
Daphne Lemon with drawings by Audrey Bascand
710290024
$37.50

Descriptions of 39 historic heritage buildings in Taieri, accompanied by sketches in line.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1970. Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PORT OF OTAGO
A.H. McLintock
410221311
$55.00

A very comprehensive and authoritative history of Port Chalmers commissioned by the Board of Port Otago as part of the centennial celebrations of 1948. A companion volume to the author's celebrated History of Otago.

Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 428 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PORT OF OTAGO Limited edition
A H McLintock
61024041
$95.00

A very comprehensive and authoritative history of Port Chalmers commissioned by the Board of Port Otago as part of the centennial celebrations of 1948. A companion volume to the author's celebrated History of Otago. Limited to 150 signed and numbered copies. Full leather binding.

Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1951. Letaher hardback with no dust jacket. 428 pages. SECONDHAND


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OTAGO HARBOUR, CURRENTS OF CONTROVERSY
Gavin McLean
ISBN0473002884
$85.00

An independent, critical history of the Port of Otago, with an emphasis on the rivalry between Dunedin and Port Chalmers. Well illustrated with maps, plates and photographs.

Otago Harbour Board, Dunedin, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 357 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORT CHALMERS Gateway to Otago
H.O. Bowman
110290514
$65.00

A comprehensive history of the port, social, industrial, political and the shipping. Some staining to front edge of dust jacket.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1948. Hardback, with dust jacket. 222 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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PULSE OF THE PLAIN A History of Mosgiel
W.R. Kirk
ISBN0959775501
$47.50

A centennial survey of the history and growth of the town, its institutions and societies and its business and industrial activities. Tidy repair to dust jacket.

Mosgiel Borough Council, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 408 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF EDUCATION IN MOSGIEL 1871-1971
Edited by J H Cumberbeach and P G Thyne
710220312
$32.50

History of Lees School 1871, Mosgiel School 1874, Mosgield District High School 1901, and The Taieri High School 1956. Information on infrastructure, staff, pupils and events.

Crown Print Ltd., Dunedin, 1971. Softback. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERNMOST SEMINARY: The Story of Holy Cross College, Mosgiel
Peter Joseph Norris
ISBN0473058359
$37.50

Established in 1900, this Catholic seminary closed in 1997. A history of the Holy Cross College and an account of seminary life before and after Vatican II reforms. THIS COPY has some sun-fading to the dust jacket.

Holy Cross Seminary, Dunedin, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 178 pages. SECONDHAND


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MACANDREW BAY, A History of a Community on the Otago Penninsula
Brian and Diane Miller
ISBN9780986453526
$35.00

A local history written for the 150th anniversary of  the MacAndrew Bay School. Includes local communities along the harbour from the Cove to Grassy Point, and up the hill to Pukehiki and Highcliff. Illustrated with colour  and black and white photographs.

Lifelogs Ltd., Dunedin, 2009. Softback. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GREEN AND THE GOLD
Kathleen Healey
410211912
$35.00

An illustrated history of the greater Green Island district, it's people and it's industries.

Green Island Jaycees Inc., Dunedin, 1970. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GREEN AND THE GOLD volume II THE STORY OF GREATER GREEN ISLAND
Kathleen Healey
ISBN0473010874
$30.00

This volume covers Green Island from 1970 including the 1975 Centenary celebrations up to the passing of the Borough over to the Dunedin City Council in 1989.

Green Island Borough Council, Dunedin, 1990. Softback. 94 pages. SECONDHAND


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NAMES AND PLACES IN SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND
George Griffiths
ISBN0908774214
$32.50

An informative series of articles on the origin and some of the history of the placenames of southern New Zealand, both Maori and paheha.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1990. Softback. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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EUROPEAN PLACE-NAMES IN SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND
James Herries Beattie
ISBN1877151572
$40.00

An essay read before the Gore Literary and Debating Society on May 6, 1912. With additional district nomenclature. Otago places as named by the settlers. Facsimile of the Mataura Ensign booklet, with a new index for this edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 47 pages. NEW


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MY EARLY RECOLLECTIONS OF KURIWAO GORGE AND CLINTON DISTRICT
J B Thomson
510260116
$55.00

Thomson's memories from 1879, when he was five years old, onwards. Late 19th century Clinton, a piece on the Rabbit Canning factory, Popotunoa Church etc.

Otago Early Settlers' Association, undated. Softback. 16pp. SECONDHAND


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GOLDFIELDS OF OTAGO An Illustrated History
John Hall-Jones
ISBN9780908629613
$50.00

A history of the Otago goldfields illustrated with a collection of over 300 historical photographs and paintings, many of which have never been published before.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2005. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GOLDEN COBWEB A Saga of the Otago Goldfields, 1861-64
H.A. Glasson
210240423
$42.50

An absorbingly interesting and dramatic story which could have no parallel today. Thousands of diggers relying on their wits and stamina against the rigours of the central Otago goldfields. Superb mining and social history. First published in 1957 this is the third edition.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1959. Hardback with printed boards. 203 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GOLDEN COBWEB A Saga of the Otago Goldfields, 1861-64
H A Glasson
510211712
$55.00

An absorbingly interesting and dramatic story which could have no parallel today. Thousands of diggers relying on their wits and stamina against the rigours of the central Otago goldfields. Superb mining and social history. First edition.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 203 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CENTRAL OTAGO
Alexander Don
2011060904
$95.00

Memories of the Golden Road, A History of the Presbyterian Church in Central Otago. Includes Miners' Union Churches, churches at Dunstan, Teviot, Wakatipu, Mount Ida, Cromwell, Lauder, Strath Taier, Wanaka, Hawea, Patearoa, Waipiata, Arrowtown and Ida Valley.

A. H. and A. W. Reed, Wellington, 1936. Hardback, no dust jacket. 464 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEART OF THE DESERT
J.C. Parcell
410290612
$85.00

A history of the Cromwell and Bannockburn Districts of Central Otago. Includes Kawarau, gold mining, Cromwell, Carrick Range, Bannockburn, Bendigo goldfield, Chinese migrants, Vincent Pyke, Captain Jackson Barry, coal fields, churches, social life and much more. Otago Centennial Historical Publications.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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GOLD, QUARTZ and CYANIDE The Story of Barewood Reef
John Ingram
210201502
$42.50

The story of the Otago quartz gold mining settlement of Barewood and of the mine and the people who lived and worked there, 1890-1912. Illustrated.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1980. Card covers. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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COSTLY GOLD Clutha Riches and their Human Toll
J.S. and R.W. Murray
ISBN0589011324
$32.50

The many stories of human courage, endurance and compassion are a tribute to the pioneers of New Zealand's richest goldfield-the Clutha.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SPECULATORS' DREAM Gold Dredging in Southern New Zealand
T.J. Hearn & R.P. Hargreaves
ISBN086466012X
$60.00

A history of gold mining by dredge in Otago that boomed to reach a peak in production in 1903.

Allied Press, Dunedin, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOWN THE YEARS IN THE MANIOTOTO
J. Cowan
ISBN110211804
$37.50

A delightfully humourous and factual look at the extensive Maniototo district of Otago, the gold mining days and the growth of Naseby, Ranfurly, Hyde and surrounding townships. First published in 1948.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 163 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY DAYS IN CENTRAL OTAGO (1930)
Robert Gilkison
710210124
$55.00

Tales of pioneering and of the early days in Central Otago, many told to the author by New Zealand soldiers in scattered Y.M.C.A. huts and tents in France in 1918. First edition.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1930. Hardback, no dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY DAYS IN CENTRAL OTAGO
R.J. Gilkison
410201521
$47.50

A story of pioneer endeavour, hazards accepted and hardships endured, fortunes won and lost in the austere landscape of Central Otago. First published in 1930, this is the third edition. This copy has splits to the DW spine edge.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 191 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUNHOLDERS, MANAGERS AND SHEPHERDS
Amanda Rodger Dickson
ISBN9780473191931
$47.50

Book one of West Otago - 150 years Farming and Families. Covers the founding period 1850-1875, before small scale settlements became more numerous. Chapters detail the early runs.

Amanda Rodger Dickson, Waikouaiti, 2011. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHORT HISTORY OF THE OTAGO EARLY SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION 1898-1948
Edited by William Martin and Eric Skinner
51022122
$75.00

Includes a Guide to the Museum. Includes photos of early settler reunions, exhibition pieces in the museum etc.

Otago Early Settlers Association, 1948. Softback with dust jacket. 40 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF THE OTAGO FREE CHURCH SETTLEMENT 1848 TO 1948
John Collie
510211213
$75.00

A century's growth by a southern sea. The history of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland. THIS COPY has minor repairs to the jacket.

Presbyterian Bookroom, Dunedin, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 368 pages. SECONDHAND


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NENTHORN Gold and the Gullible
Terry Hearn
ISBN0959772375
$37.50

Nenthorn was Otago's last quartz goldmining rush. Discovery, boom and bust all occured within within a few short years, 1888-1891. Few gained and many lost. The Nenthorn fiasco reveals much about the effects of proloned drought, depression and decline.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1988. Softback. 68 pages. SECONDHAND


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STEPPING OUT A HISTORY OF CLUTHA COUNTY COUNCIL
Evelyn McLay
2011052701
$70.00

A centennial  history of Clutha County Council from its founding in 1876 until 1976. A comprehensive social history and family history covering the establishment of farms, businesses, suburbs, railways, sawmills, hospitals, roads, social and cultural clubs. Dustjacket worn.

Clutha County Council, Alexandria, 1976. Hardback with dustjacket. 448 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORT MOLYNEUX The Story of Maori and Pakeha in South Otago
F Waite
510260012
$45.00

New Zealand Centennial publication commemorating the landing of George Willsher in 1840. Various articles on early Otago history specifically Port Molyneux.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1940. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORIS AND SETTLERS IN SOUTH OTAGO A History of Port Molyneux and its surrounds
Fred Waite
510270221
$30.00

Reprint of Port Molyneux; The Story of Maori and Pakeha in South Otago, with a new appendix and index. From Cook's first visit to the late 1870s. Various articles on early Otago history specifically Port Molyneux.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1980. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE BUSTER
Compiled by Beth Bain
ISBN0473042401
$75.00

Mt Ida Syndicate: The First Hundred Years 1987-1997. A High Country block leased for summer grazing by Maniototo farmers. Mules, huts, dogs and musters. Map at rear.

Mt Ida Syndicate, Ranfurly, 1997. Softback. 62 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MT. IDA GOLDFIELDS A Merchant's Memories
John Gauld Bremner
310220702
$42.50

The memoirs of Bremner who, with his brothers, was one of the first store keepers on the Maniototo district Mount Ida goldfield. A unique record of the men and women, communities, tragedies, joys and social life of the pioneer gold towns. First published in the Mt. Ida Chronicle in 1911.

Maniototo Early Settlers Association, Naseby, 1988. Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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RELICS OF THE GOLDFIELDS CENTRAL OTAGO
Tom Field and Eric Olssen
ISBN0908565127
$37.50

A literary and photographic essay that documents relics of the goldfields, both buildings and machinery, dating from the period 1865-1910, that have survived in their original situations. Beautiful and evocative black and white photographs.

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1976. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF VINCENT COUNTY 1877-1977
John H Angus
51026011
$45.00

A centennial history of the Vincent County Council 1877-1977. Illustrated with maps, plans and photographs. Roading, bridges, water supply etc. in this Central Otago county.

Vincent County Council, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 203 pages. SECONDHAND


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ST BATHANS
Gladys Nicolson-Garrett
ISBN0908565372
$45.00

Illustrated history of the founding and development of the central Otago gold town of St Bathans.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1977. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALEXANDRA A PLACE IN THE SUN
Gordon Ramage
ISBN0473010224
$45.00

A history of the Alexandra Borough Council, Central Otago, 1867-1989. A history of the largest Central Otago town potential recognised and development achieved. Short tear to rear of dust jacket.

Central Otago District Council, Alexandra, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 278 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DUNSTAN A History of the Alexandra-Clyde District
C.W.S. Moore
210270131
$60.00

A centennial history of the Alexandra and Clyde districts, including the early pastoralists, the gold boom and subsequent dredging, coal mining and the development of social institutions. Illustrated.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOMETHING IN THE HILLS Yesterdays in Central Otago
Christine Hunt
ISBN0589012274
$55.00

Based on interviews with elderly residents descended from Gold diggers and pioneer famers, this published oral history give's voice to a vanished generation of Central Otago residents.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dustjacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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CLYDE ON THE DUNSTAN
Betty Veitch
ISBN0908565178
$47.50

A short illustrated history of Clyde the gold mining settlement at the mouth of the Cromwell Gorge in central Otago. Scarce

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1976. Softback. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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LET THERE BE LIGHT... A HISTORY OF BULLENDALE
Peter M. Chandler and Ron C. Hall
ISBN0473003449
$95.00

A history of the settlement, the mining operations, including dredging, and the central Otago community of Bullendale. Also a look at the hydro-electric power needed for the gold-mining. Scarce.

Otago Central Electric Power Board, Alexandra, 1986. Softback. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORTRAIT OF PATEAROA
Various
ISBN0473065029
$35.00
Illustrations and descriptions of tiles made at Patearoa school as a millenium project. Includes much of genealogical interest.

Otago Daily Times Print, Alexandra, 1999. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND

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WAITAHUNA MEMORIES
Eric Skinner
210270621
$75.00

The story of the town and district from the days of the first sheep runs to the busy times of the gold rushes when great amounts of gold were won there. Folding map to rear.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1947. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 130 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIPORI WHISPERS
Agnes J Crowley
710290023
$55.00

A centennial history of the Waipori settlement near Lawrence in Otago. Covers settlement, families and notable incidents. Has an incomplete list of school rolls at the rear.

Tablet Print, Dunedin, (1969). Softback. 40 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUAPEKA The Land and it's People
W.R. Mayhew
210270811
$67.50

A social history of the Borough of Lawrence and its surrounding districts. First published in the Otago Centennial Historical Publications series. Folding map at front.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd., Christchurch, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 251 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STARS IN ORION Tuapeka Then and Now
Daphne Lemon
ISBN0908565895
$37.50

This well illustrated historical guide to the settlements of Tuapeka commemorates the 125th anniversary of the discovery of gold at Gabriels Gully.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1979. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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HAMMER & TAP
Robin Marks
110201622
$95.00

The story of Tuapeka County, created in 1876 to administer the area of the goldfields as it grew from the rush days to a more settled community of industralised mining and farming. Excellent copy.

Tuapeka County Council, Lawrence, Otago, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 601 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE LAND OF THE DWINDLE RIVER A Waihemo Journal
George Griffiths
2011060502
$75.00

An informal social history of Waihemo County written in 1982 as a companion to the official Centennial history of the county. Useful family history resource. THIS COPY is from the limited Centennial Edition, casebound and signed.

Otago Heritage Books. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 48 Pages. SECONDHAND


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TEVIOT TAPESTRY
A.H.H. Webster
2011052605
$75.00

A comprehensive and illustrated history of the Roxburgh Millers Flat district. Otago Centennial Publications Series. Foldout map.

Whitcombe  and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 Pages. SECONDHAND


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TEVIOT TAPESTRY
A.H.H. Webster
210250101
$45.00

A well researched and comprehensive history of the Roxburgh-Millers Flat districts of central Otago. One of the Otago Centennial Publications. First published in 1948 this is a facsimle reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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FAITH AND TOIL TOKOMAIRIRO
D.J. Sumpter and J.J. Lewis
2011060602
$95.00

A centennial history which includes the surveyors, explorers and pioneers who settled the area. Development of farming, churches, education, mining, industry. Establishment of local bodies, medical practices, transport, communications, newspapers, hotels, clubs.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 Pages. SECONDHAND


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FAITH AND TOIL The Story of Tokomairiro
D.J. Sumpter and J.J. Lewis
ISBN9781877346101
$60.00

An illustrated history of the Otago industrial town of Milton and the surrounding district of Tokomairiro. One of the Otago Centennial Committee publications. First published in 1949. This is a facsmile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 211 pages. NEW


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MILTON OTAGO
Alan Gunn
710290021
$32.50

An account of the historic buildings of Milton accompanied by pen sketches by Alan Gunn.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1977. Softback. 32pp. SECONDHAND


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GREENFIELD AND PIONEERS
L.E. Smith
410260102
$55.00

Chiefly a history of the Martin and Duthie families of Tokomairiro, reprinted in book form that originally appeared as articles in the Otago Daily Times. Rare.

Stanton Bros., Ltd., Dunedin, 1931. Thin card covers. 40 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE CROOK OF THE CLUTHA
A T Strang
710280512
$42.50

A history of the Balclutha School and Consolidated Schools from 1865 to 1965. Includes photographs, staff lists, Roll of Honour etc.

Balclutha School Centennial Committee, 1965. Softback. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS A History of the West Otago District
F.W.G. Miller
310210611
$85.00

Detailed and illustrated hisory of West Otago, Heriot, Kelso, Edievale, Tapanui, Tuapeka and the gold rush and Waikoikoi. One of a series published under the auspices of the Otago Centennial Historical Committee.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1954. Hardback, no dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS A History of the West Otago District
F. W. G. Miller
710270622
$45.00

Detailed and illustrated hisory of West Otago, Heriot, Kelso, Edievale, Tapanui, Tuapeka and the gold rush and Waikoikoi. One of a series published under the auspices of the Otago Centennial Historical Committee. This is the facsimile reprint edition.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SPARKLING WATERS OF WHAKATIPUA
Florence MacKenzie
51021121
$65.00

A history of Lake Wakatipu and surrounds by noted writer, a resident of Walter Peak Station. This copy with a dedication and signed by the author. Scarce.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1947. Side stapled in boards, no dust jacket as issued. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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KING WAKATIP (Founder of Queenstown)
G.J. Griffiths
2011052603
$55.00

How William Gilbert Rees, cousin of cricketing legend W.G. Grace, emigrated to New Zealand and founded Queenstown, how he survived the gold rush days in Otago, and as a runholder established then lost the Queenstown run.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1971. Hardback with dustjacket. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WAKATIPIANS or Early Days in New Zealand
Alfred H Duncan
7102809
$32.50

Duncan's account of his arrival and the early settlement of Wakatipu in the 1860s.Early mimeographed edition of material taken from the 1888 original. Stapled in paper covers. Quality laid paper.

Lakes District Centennial Museum, Arrowtown, undated. Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF WAKATIPU
D A Knudson
610250025
$30.00

The early days and growth of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown up to the beginning of the boom era of the 1970s. The format of this book is small, but the content substantial.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOUNTAIN PARISH 1867-1990
D G and J S Jardine
ISBN0473010062b
$47.50

A history of the Frankton Church in the Central Lakes district and the Wakatipu and Queenstown Presbyterian Parishes. Includes Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Skippers. THIS COPY is signed by both authors.

Taieri Print, Mosgiel, 1990. Softback. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KINGSTON STORY 1800-2000
Alister Fraser
ISBN0743071460
$32.50

The story of Kingston from Maori times. Includes transport, schooling, church life. About one third is memories of residents.

Kingston Community Centre, Kingston, 2000. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIGH COUNTRY LARK An Invitation to Paradise
Neville Peat
ISBN9781877460142
$32.50

South Island high country history and lore feature in the author's journey through the mountains around Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Includes speculation on the fate of the South Island Kokako. 

Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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WOOLSHED YARNS OF THE WAKATIPU
Alan Hamilton
ISBN0473105489
$47.50

Stories of a long life as a shearer, farmer, gold-prospector and hunter on and around the many sheep stations and farms around the Wakatipu Basin. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author.

Alan Hamilton, Queenstown, 2006. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIGH COUNTRY WOMAN My Life on Rees Valley Station
Iris Scott with Geraldine O'Sullivan Beere
ISBN9781869798208
$45.00

The facinating history of farming at the head of lake Wakatipu and the great North Run established there in 1860. This is a story of high country life in the remote Rees Valley.

Random House NZ, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 348 pages. NEW


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DON'T LOOK DOWN
John Breen
ISBN9781877566745
$42.50

The story of Breen Construction, an established and successful business in Alexandra . From Central Otago John and hisworkers have travelled to where the interesting, difficult and downright dangerous jobs are. THIS COPY is signed by Breen.

Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2014. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHADOWS ON THE HILL (REMARKABLES STATION)
D.J. Jardine
ISBN0589010093
$55.00

Written by the owner of the Remarkables Station, Queenstown, this book describes the cycle of high country sheep farming through the seasons, and the personalities who have mustered and worked there since the station was established in 1860.

A. H. and A. W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dustjacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND


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KAWARAU GOLD
R.S.M. Sinclair
410220221
$47.50

The story of dredging for gold in the Kawarau river, Otago, and in particular a chronicle of the courage and enterprise of the founders and proprietors of the Electric Gold Dredging Company. Portion of dust jacket missing at heel.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Dunedin, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE SKIPPERS ROAD
Terri Macnicol
ISBN0589000063
$30.00

Life and pioneering on the remote Mount Aurum Station at the end of the Skippers Road on the upper Shotover River and also even deeper into the mountains at the Branches.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLDEN DAYS OF LAKE COUNTY (First Edition)
F.W.G. Miller
110211601
$75.00

The history of Lake County and the Boroughs of Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 299 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLDEN DAYS OF LAKE COUNTY (Fifth edition)
F.W.G. Miller
ISBN0723301948
$47.50

First issued in 1949 this outstanding history of Cental Otago, including the Shotover, Skippers and Cardrona, has the original text revised to cover the region's history up to 1973.

Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 5th edition, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 368 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOCTOR IN THE MOUNTAINS (Queenstown)
W.A. Anderson
2011052702
$30.00

Dr William Anderson's account of his time taking care of the people living in the Lake Wakatipu district, Queenstown. He reached his patients by launch and his case histories describe nightmare journies and eccentric patients.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington. Hardback with dustjacket. 175 Pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE SOUTHERN LAKES
W G Grave edited by Anita Crozier
61023013
$65.00

In 1897 Grave led his first expedition into the wild, unexplored country between the great lakes of Otago and the western fiords, he continued his exploring for the next 20 years, opening up new country and previously unknown routes. THIS COPY has some large areas of loss to the dust jacket, and a name to the title page.

A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE SOUTHERN LAKES The Explorations of W.G. Grave
Anita Crozier
ISBN0589008935
$45.00

In 1897 Grave led his first expedition into the wild, unexplored country between the great lakes of Otago and the western fiords, he continued his exploring for the next 20 years, opening up new country and previously unknown routes. Facsimile reprint of 1950 edition, 1974.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 124 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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ASPIRING SETTLERS European Settlement in the Hawea and Wanaka region to 1914
John H. Angus
ISBN086868029X
$55.00

The history of the pioneer European settlement in the region at the head of the upper Clutha basin by miner, farmer and common labourer. Scarce.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1981. Softback. 93 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAND ASPIRING
Neville Peat
ISBN0908802242
$37.50

The story of Mount Aspiring National Park. The landscape, geology, flora and fauna of the park, and the recreational possibilities it offers.

Craig Potton Publishing and DOC, Dunedin, 1994. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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FALL MUSTER The Annual Muster on Mount Nicholas Station
Philip Holden
ISBN0340554908
$35.00

Every spring since 1860 thousands of sheep on Mount Nicholas have been put on the tops to graze and every autumn they have been mustered. This is an illustrated account of the 1990 muster.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1991. Softback. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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WANAKA STORY
Irvine Roxburgh
110290513
$95.00

An illustrated history of the Wanaka, Hawea, Tarras, and surrounding districts.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 274 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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WANAKA STORY
Irvine Roxburgh
ISBN1877346217
$50.00

A very detailed and illustrated history of the Wanaka, Hawea, Tarras, and surrounding districts. First published in 1957, this is a facsimile reprint edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 272 pages. NEW


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WANAKA AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS
Irvine Roxburgh
310260902
$60.00

A sequel to the earlier book Wanaka story this brings the history of the town and district up to 1990. Illustrated. Scarce.

Upper Clutha Community Committee, Wanaka, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAKARORA SANDY
Alex Humphrey
510260114
$37.50

Stories about life at Makarora in the Haast Pass where Otago meets Westland. From an old timer of 1900, who remembers bullock driving, pig-hunting, flax-milling, saw-milling, rabbiting, horses, swagmen etc. Wonderful stuff.

Otago Daily Times Ltd., Dunedin, 1969. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE CRADLE TO THE MOUNTAINS
A.S. Scafe
110221701
$30.00

Memoirs of a life farming at Glendhu Station, West Wanaka, war service in Fiji and dog trialing.

Wanaka Tourist Craft Ltd., 1991. Softback. 142 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERING IN SOUTH OTAGO
F. Waite
210220122
$65.00

An excellent local centennial history that includes the districts of Balclutha, Kaitangata, Clinton, Owaka and the Clutha Valley. Fully illustrated, folding map to frontis.

Otago Centennial Historical Publications, Dunedin, 1948. Hardback dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CORNISH GOLDMINER AT HAMILTONS
Audrey Paterson
1220081402
$45.00

A history of the Cornish goldminers who made Hamiltons in Otago their home. The author was inspired by finding the diary of miner Thomas Common and set out to discover who he and his companions were. A good social history of the now ghost town of Hamiltons, goldmining in Otago and family history. Covers marked, original owner's name on title page.

Otago Heritage Books. Dunedin, 1980. Card covers, illustrated. 32 pages. SECONDHAND 


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THE GIBBSTON STORY
Anne Cook
ISBN0959772316
$47.50

An informal illustrated history of the once populated central Otago district along the banks of the Kawarau river, between Victoria bridge and Kawarau bridge. Scarce.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1985. Softback. 76 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAPANUI PRESBYTERIAN PARISH 75TH ANNIVERSARY
J Collie
510290423
$35.00

75th Anniversary and Jubilee Souvenir of the Tapanui Presbyterian Parish and the Church at Waikoikoi, Otago. Well illustrated.

Jubilee Committee Tapanui Presbyterian Parish, Tapanui, 1939. Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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EAST OF THE ROCK AND PILLAR
H.M. Thompson
310220413
$95.00

An illustrated history of the Strath Taieri and Macraes Districts, its pastoral farming and the story gold hunting days to settled communities and local institutions. First published in 1949 and part of the Otago Centennial Series.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHEEP MAY SAFELY GRAZE
Geoffrey P. Duff
ISBN9781877151217
$60.00

The story of the Morven Hills Station and the Tarras district, the Bendigo goldfield, local agricultural and pastoral development, and the establisment and growth of the various services associated with it. Illustrated. First published in 1978, this is a facsimle reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 195 pages. NEW


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LAND OF OUR FATHERS CENTRAL OTAGO
Isabel Ramsay
1220081901
$42.50

This is the story of the founding of Hyde, a small Central Otago township. Follows the fortunes of the Ramsay family through three generations from the gold mining era onwards. Includes foldout map of the area  Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.

Oamaru, privately published, 1970. Softback with dust jacket, 127 pages. SECONDHAND


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ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CENTRAL OTAGO AND THE QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT
Gerald Cunningham
ISBN9780790010236
$37.50

Illustrated with historic photographs this is a good history of all aspects of the settlement of the area. Includes gold rush, hydro-power, military involvement etc.

Reed Publishing, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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GATEWAY TO MANIOTOTO
N.S. Mackenzie
ISBN0473008823
$55.00

A history of Kyeburn and Kokonga Districts from early settlement. Includes school admissions lists, runholders, churches, clubs, sporting groups. A great family history and social history resource.

Kyeburn Kokonga School Centennial Committee, Dunedin, c.1989. Softcovers. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEASONS OF MY LIFE, THE NEIL AITKEN STORY
Shirley Deuchrass
ISBN9780476000698
$30.00

Oral history of the life of Neil Aitken, born 1901 in Dunedin, who farmed in the Maniototo.

Shirley Deuchraa, Dunedin, 2003. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND


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TANG OF THE BUSH
Kathleen Keene
510210911
$55.00

The story of Robert McLatchie 1875-1963 a pioneer in the rough bush country around Owaka, southern Otago. Illustrations.

Kathleen Keene, Invercargill, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHO RIDES THE TIGER
Florence Preston
ISBN0959755470
$30.00

A novel set in colonial Otago. Well researched. This copy with the compliments of, and signed by the author.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 265 pages. SECONDHAND


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PURE GOLD AND ROUGH DIAMONDS
J B Hislop
510250321
$37.50

Gems from the scrapbook of a travelling watchmaker and jeweller in Otago and Southland. Being letters to the NZ Horological Journal. The author travelled about the southern South Island in the early Twentieth Century.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, (1944). Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF THE TOKARAHI COLLIE DOG CLUB 1934-1967
A J Hore
610210221
$42.50

The history of this Otago Collie Club by it's first secretary. As well as some biography and annual dog trials accounts this includes a chapter on the Mt Nobbler tragedy (1891) which claimed a Meikle father and son. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from the author, dated 1970.

Oamaru Mail Co. Ltd., Oamaru, 1967. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Susannah Grant
ISBN9780473170998
$37.50

A centennial history of St Margaret's College, Dunedin 1911-2011. Appendices give lists of staff etc.

St Margarets College, Dunedin, 2010. Softback. 266 pages. SECONDHAND


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A JOURNEY IN TIME
Dorothy McKenzie
ISBN0473107007
$65.00

Otepopo, Herbert and Waianakarua 1848-2005. Pictorial history of the settlement and development of the region.

DM and DM McKenzie / Herbert Heritage  Group, 2005. Softback. 154 pages. SECONDHAND


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KIWI CHARACTERS, SWINGLE TREES, OTHER THINGS
Claude E Maindonald
ISBN0473014491
$32.50

Anecdotal stories based on the author's observances over his 90 years in various parts of New Zealand, mainly in Otago. With some historical photographs.

Hemdan House, Oamaru, 1991. Softback. 276 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEED GROWING IN CENTRAL OTAGO
Helen Fluit
ISBN0473070839
$55.00

History of the Moa Seed Farm in the Teviot Valley, and the families related to it including Barron and Dance. Includes social history related to staff at the farm.

Helen Fluit, Dunedin, 2001. Softback. 153 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONCE A SOUTHERN MAN
Winston Cooper
71027002
$35.00

The history of the Southern Rugby Football Club 1884-1984. Otago rugby centennial publication.

Southern Rugby Football Club, Dunedin, 1984. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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OTAGO BOYS' HIGH AND ITS HISTORIC NEIGHBOURHOOD
G J Griffiths, Alfred Eccles, E J McCoy
81023002
$30.00

A look at the architecture and history of OBHS, including Robert Lawson's original Tower Block and the new modern buildings.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1983. Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LANTERN WAS LIGHTED
T Maguire
810230211
$25.00

A centennial history of the Dunedin Photographic Society Inc. 1890-1990.

Dunedin Photographic Society Inc., Dunedin, 1990. Softback. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN A SOUTHERN CHURCHYARD
Rodney Wells and Glenys Bowman
ISBN090856368X
$35.00

Fine pen and ink drawings of 50 churches in Otago and Canterbury. Glenys gives a history for each of Rodney's drawings. THIS COPY is a signed limited edition of 750 copies.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. Approximatley 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF OTAGO
Jill Hamel
ISBN0478220162
$75.00

Discusses the archeological remains of the Prehistoric (Moa Hunter and Maori) Period, and the Historic (colonial) period. Resources and industries of both periods including gold-mining.

Department of Conservation, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 226 pages. SECONDHAND 


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OUR ST CLAIR A Resident's History
Barbara A Newton
ISBN047309925X
$47.50

A good popular history of this Dunedin seaside suburb. Details notable houses, buildings, locations and personalities. With illustrations and a gazetteer.

Kenmore Productions, St Clair, 2003. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAWRENCE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL 65TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Arthur Hopkins
81029083
$45.00

Celebrates the School from 1864-1929. With photographs of staff, pupils and buildings throughout the years. A piece on the War Memorial, and a list of registrants at the celebrations (old pupils etc.). Published 8 years after the event, maybe due to Great Depression factors.

Coulls Somerville Wilkie, Dunedin, 1937. Softback. 54 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTH OTAGO Stories of People and Places
Violet Monteath-Walker edited by Mike Beard
ISBN9780473455750
$45.00

A collection of newspaper articles written on the history of Oamaru and North Otago by Violet between 1950 and 1991. Describes early settler life in the region, and ties back to Great Britain.

Mike Beard, 2018. Softback. 248 pages. NEW