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Baskets Away. The Formative Years of Gisborne and District. Iain Gillies. 1976 1st edition. Gisborne City Council and Cook County Council

Included loose: index

Commemorating the centennial of the City, this book contains many old photos with captions and descriptive text
Hostilities - Hau Hau invasion
Township plan with Lot Nos 1870
Poverty Bay Directory 1876, incl settlers and businesses.
Port. Shipping. Shipwreck. Hotels and Hotelkeepers. Trains. Tramways. Power. Industries
Mayors. Fires. Oil exploration. Disasters. Farming. Roading.
Maori statesmen - Sir Apirana Ngata; Timi Kara
The Williams family

Old photos incl: Gladstone Rd 1868; Turanga 1869; the town in 1871 with sailing ship; repro of Deed of sale and purchase of Turanganui No 2 Block (City area); schools; hospitals; Ropata's tangi 1897; old buildings; people; Tolaga Bay; Tokomaru Bay; Te Karaka; Morere; traction engines; etc etc ...

95pp; b/w photos incl fold-out panoramas; maps; pictorial epps; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; good- to good condition; several small tears and creases; two 4cm tears top front; wear to edges; corners and spine ends; large scratch indent and rubs on rear
Too large for scanner

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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