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This is an auction for PETONE: A HISTORY, by Susan Butterworth.

"The small borough of Petone has a colourful, even romantic, history. It saw some of the bloodshed of the musket wars of the 1820s, then was the scene of the New Zealand Company's first attempt at colonisation. Even though this was a brief episode, many legends still remain. in the 1870s and 1880s the village among the swamps at the head of Wellington Harbour was transformed into an industrial town by the arrival of the railway, the woollen mill and, above all, the Gear Meat Company, destined to be one of the greatest New Zealand firms of its time. The establishment of several motor-vehicle assembly plants between the two world wars made Petone one of the most densely industrialised areas of the country. Petone has been equally famous for its sporting prowess, particularly its great rugby football club, and for the fierce local patriotism that has resisted all attempts to merge the borough with the neighbouring city of Lower Hutt. In this history, Susan Butterworth describes Petone's evolution from camp-site village, to industrial town, and its developing relationship with the Hutt Valley and the Wellington region."

Large format hardback 1988.

270 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

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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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