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Palmerston North. A Centennial History. GC Petersen. 1973 1st edition. Reed, Wellington. Reed, Wellington

Signed by the author Title page

Land forms
Rangitane Maori history
The coming of the pakeha.
Donald McLeans journey
The sale of land, early settlers, timber felling
Settlement and the growth of the city, roads, railways, flax mills, the Sandon tramway, services, law and order
Small towns: Feilding, Kairanga, Pohangina

Lists of names:
Manawatu census 1868
Passengers from the ship "Celaeno" who arrived at Foxton on the "Luna" 1871

Many other names mentioned throughout.

Old photos and repros of drawings incl: Te Rauparaha; Ihakara Tukumaru; Hoani Meihana te Rangiotu; Te Rangihaeta; Lake Horowhenua 1870 (Barraud); Meeting house 1858 (Grindell); DG Monrad; Manawatu Gorge ferries and road construction; Manson & Bartholomew's Sawmill, Terrace End; Trondhjem sawmill; early homes and buildings; some boys of the central School early 1880s (named);
Volunteer Fire Brigade 1901 (named); early farming and flax photos; etc

254pp; b/w photos; maps with Block numbers; index; bibliography; pictorial epps; hard covers; very good condition; top closed page edges sl browned
Dust jacket; very good condition; small tear lower front; sl creasing to top edge;spine sunned

Great for a historian and genealogist


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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