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This is an auction for FRESH ABOUT COOK STRAIT: AN APPRECIATION OF WELLINGTON HARBOUR by Grahame Anderson.

"FRESH ABOUT COOK STRAIT is Grahame Anderson's celebration of the unique qualities of Wellington Harbour. His fascinating and comprehensive text, combined with a magnificent array of historical photographs, paintings, drawings, charts and diagrams, convey the author's love and knowledge of this subject."

"Anderson's witty and informed commentary calls upon journals, letters, books and illustrations to support his compelling argument that Wellington Harbour is dramatic and difficult, magnificent and miserable...but never boring. A wonderful book of Wellington's early history."

"This extensively illustrated "appreciation of Wellington Harbour" tells the history of the port of NZ's capital city from the days of the Maori canoe to the container age. The text covers the geological formation of the harbour and every aspect of the port's development from the first European navigators, settlement, the first wharves and jetties to every port related operation and some peripheral connections. Complementing the text is a comprehensive illustrations selection of photos, art, drawings, charts and plans in colour and b/w. The title is taken from a phrase often used in weather forecasts for the Wellington area."

Large * format hardback 1984.

* 28.5cms x 26cms - far too large for my scanner.

215 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $8.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $11.95.

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$8.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$11.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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