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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: There is light fly spotting and a very small light tan stain to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 215 x 241 mm
Pages: 258
Publisher: Reed Publishing
Publication date: 2001 first edition


Heritage of Industry
By Nigel Smith

Discovering New Zealand’s Industrial History

Rusting boilers in stream beds and bush-covered tramlines are often our only links with the sweat and toil, ingenuity and risk taking that were the making of New Zealand. In this engaging tour of the country's industrial history, Nigel Smith invites the reader to surviving industrial heritage sites - places that testify there was a lot more to this country's development than farming.

Heritage of Industry surveys the development of all this country's major industries, bringing to life a cross-section of industrial and social history including the harsh conditions of the early whaling stations, the glory days of gold mining, the systematic exploitation of native forests, the building of our unique railway systems and the political drama of early coal mining. Plentiful historical and contemporary photos are featured throughout. Included with each chapter are maps indicating directions to selected industrial sites, many of which are tucked away amidst beautiful scenery. An extensive index completes the volume.


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