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5 NZ history books, interesting collection. 3 x hard covers, all good


1. Tavern in the Town. James McNeish. Illust Dennis Turner. (1957) 1960. Reed, Wgtn
History of pubs, places, their local characters
Mainly historic watering holes for gumdiggers, Northland; gold miners, Westland & Central Otago; Barrett's in Wellington; plus horse & coach stops
269pp; b/w photos and illustrations; index; maps on epps; name/address fep; small stain closed page edges

2. NZ Centennial Series. Vol V: Government in NZ. Leicester Webb. 1940 1st ed. Dept Internal Affairs, Wgtn
Modifications NZ has made to the British system of Government. Contrasts NZ system with British & other systems
179pp, index, b/w photos, cartoons; graphs; sml name ffep
DJ: sml tears to top corners; 7cm tear top front

3. War Brides. They Followed Their Hearts to NZ. Val Wood. 1991 1st ed. Random Century, Auck
While overseas many kiwi soldiers met & married women in other countries, meaning their wives endured an immigration voyage to far away NZ
Stories of some of these women
180pp; b/white photos; appendix; bibliography; s/covers; ex High School Library with usual stamps etc; covered in non-removable plastic. Clean & tidy

4. The Very & Absolutely Good Earth. A Humorous History of NZ. Gilbert Ward. Undated 8th ed. Ward, Timaru
The author’s views of snippets of NZ history plus a look at farming
76pp; s/covers. DJ worn, book tidy

5. Sheep Station NZ. JW Barns-Graham. 1950 1st ed. George Ronald, Oxford
Based on the author’s life & incidents on the sheep station on which he was brought up.
Stories incl: mustering, dipping; unpleasant jobs; eeling; wild honey; earthquake; cows
181pp; b/w illust; dated gift inscript ffep; closed page edges l/foxed




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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