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This is an auction for NEW ZEALAND'S LOST HERITAGE: THE STORIES BEHIND OUR FORGOTTEN LANDMARKS, by Richard Wolfe.

"New Zealand has a disappointing record of preserving its oldest and proudest buildings. In this book well historian Richard Wolfe features 20 notable structures which, for various reasons, no longer exist. Most of the buildings were demolished in the name of urban development, creating controversy and representing a damning indictment of this country's sense of heritage. Each building is discussed and illustrated including the circumstances of its demise. The selection includes:

* Ruapekapeka pa in Northland (burned down deliberately)

* Coolangatta

* Admiralty House in Auckland (demolished to make way for new roads)

* Her Majesty's Theatre & Arcade

* Kilbride

* Partington's Mill

* Wellington's Parliament Buildings (accidental fire)

* St John's Cathedral

* Invercargill's Seacliff Asylum (fire)

* The Lyttelton Timeball Station

* TJ Edmond's landmark factory (bulldozed)

* The Seacliff Lunatic Asylum

* Invercargill Post Office

"What emerges is a fascinating social and historical narrative that sheds light on parts of New Zealand's cultural history and reveals the truth of the old adage that history repeats. Wolfe's emphasis on the significance of lost architecture constitutes a powerful appeal for preservation of the important works that remain."

About the Author: Richard Wolfe is the author of over 20 books, across a wide span of non-fiction subjects from history to art and culture. He works as a freelance researcher and writer.

Large format hardback 2013.

192 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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