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A Book of New Zealand, with fifty-four photographs. Edited by J C Reid. (1964) 1971. Collins, Glasgow, London, Auckland

A large number of NZ stories by prominent authors eg Satchell, Beaglehole, Baxter, Heaphy, Cowan, Ngata, and many others; grouped into the following sections:

History: A Whaling Station; The Night watch Song of the “Charlotte Jane;” The Whakamarina
Places: The Long Harbour, Akaroa; Milford Sound
The Land: The Great Snow Storm of 1867; A Shearing Shed
People, Great & Small; The Rabbiter; A Gentleman of the Roads
The Maori: A Maori Matriarch Dies; The Demon Rum; The Tangi
Humour & Sentiment; Taumarunui (Peter Cape); Matai Beer
Amusements & Sports; A Pig Hunt; Whaling in Cook Strait
Poems, Songs & Ballads: A Love Song (Sir Apirana Ngata); Sea-Call (Hone Tuwhare); Lament for Barney Flanagan, Licensee of the Hesperus Hotel (James K Baxter)
Traditions, Customs & Beliefs: In the Back Country; Rush Hour in the Pub; Mining Lingo

Old photos and repros of paintings incl: Hoyte, Earle, Von Tempsky & McCahon paintings; kauri forest, Wairoa River, Kaipara, 1840

351pp, b/w photos; index, maps on epps; small hard covers; very good condition; large gift inscription ½ title page
Dust jacket, not p/clipped; good- condition; chipped at all edges; wear to corners and spine ends; two tears with associated creasing

Inside very clean and tidy
A very interesting little book with all sorts of treasures about New Zealand

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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