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This is an auction for OLD TARANAKI AND ITS MOUNTAIN, by Campbell McAllister.

"Thirty years after the first settlement of Stratford in 1878, the author, as a boy, was old enough to appreciate stories told him by surviving pioneers, and himself saw lingering evidence of how hard their life had been. These memories make up the first part of this book; supplemented by his research into other sources, including some unpublished, to cover the wider area of Taranaki Province, and the greater period when commenced from 1841. From the fascination for mountain and bush kindled by many adventures in boyhood, and later, come the author's anecdotes for the second part of the book, describing climbs and ramblings on the mountain - triumphs or disappointments - in sunshine or storm, in welcome companionship or unavoidably alone. For many, the book's greatest attraction will be the author's liberal use of his father's collection of pioneering life photographs; the negatives now safely held in the Alexander Turnbull Library."

CONTENTS:

* Meeting of the races

* Pakeha progress

* Selp help in culture

* Taranaki boys' 1858 journey

* Early settlements

* Central and East Taranaki

* My Stratford home

* Youthful Stratford

* Schooldays

* Banks

* AWR Milking Machine Company

* The Bush

* Mountain Days

* The Murphys at Dawson Falls

* Ice - Snow - Rain - Fun

* Club Huts and Climbers

* Lost in the Mist

Large format hardback 1976.

193 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Some fading on the dust jacket. Otherwise, very good 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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