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This is an auction for PROSPERO'S ISLAND: A HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, by Judith Bassett.

"A near-centenary tribute, with a healthy measure of good yarns – the wartime experiments investigating ways of causing tidal waves by explosives; initiations, which included first-year students running a gauntlet through a ditch, while older students rubbed axle grease or cement in their hair; and the school’s contribution to the America’s Cup, via its Yacht Research Unit."
- NZ Listener

For the contents of this book, see the second photograph.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Judith Bassett is a former senior lecturer in the History Department at the University of Auckland. She remains on the editorial board of the New Zealand Journal of History. Judith is an elected member of the Auckland District Health Board. She was previously elected to the Auckland Regional Council in 2001 and served three terms. She chaired Auckland Regional Holdings from 2004–2010.

Large format paperback 2003.

176 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery 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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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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