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4 books, 3 are s/covers. Good condition


1. The Bad Old Days. A Century of Life in the young Colony of NZ. Tony Nolan. 1979 1st ed. Reed, Wgtn
Were they the good old days? Extracts from more than 80 early books, newspapers etc
Maori, sealers, missionaries, settlers. Town &country, medical, law, wars
Unusual articles eg whaler's wives acting as mediators in drunken brawls etc
Very different yet true. 112pp; b/w photos; bibliography; name/address stamp front page


2. Land of the Long White Cloud. NZ in song, scene &story. Kiwi Musicolour, Reed, Auck
Photos with short commentaries. Unpaginated booklet; col photos; staples bright
In rear pocket a 45rpm record. Songs: Bellbird; Kauri Gum; Waikaremoana; Down the Hall on Saturday Night; Katahi Ti; NZ Whales; Thames 100 Years Ago etc. Various singers, + commentary

3. Graceless Islanders. MH Holcroft. 1970 1st ed. Caxton, Chch
Editorials from NZ Listener covering many topics of NZ life: historical, social, political, artistic, business, etc
243pp; hard covers; Review Copy with Publisher’s Plate ffep; sello marks epps & dj flaps
D/jkt; good; some chipping, tear, sml loss; spine sunned


4. The Sugarbag Years. History of Life in the 1930s Depression. Tony Simpson. 1974 1st ed thus. Hodder & Stoughton, Auck
Life was very tough for many people during the Depression years. There were few jobs, little money & food. Many survived on Relief Work. A real-life story telling it how it actually was. Many photos. "... The Depression was greyness ..."
168pp; b/w photos & illusts. Covers: large split front fold; spine sunned




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