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This is an auction for FROM THE BANKS OF THE AVON: THE STORY OF A RIVER by Robert C Lamb.

"Historian Robert Lamb brings history to life by recapturing the mood of the times, frequently drawing on contemporary accounts, to tell the story of Christchurch's River Avon."


* How the river was named

* Band rotundas

* Found drowned

* Navigation of the river

* Worcester St bridge

* A watering place for horses

* Montreal St bridge

* The Bridge of Remembrance

* The city mill on the Avon

* More water wheels

* Barbadoes St bridge and burial ground

* Skylarking and courting couples

* Victoria Bridge

* Trout in the Avon

* Carnivals on the river

* Antigua Footbridge and boatsheds

* Christs College

* A cluttered stream

* Homes by the river

* Avon drownings 1850-1900

Large format hardback 1981.

184 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good 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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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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