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This is an auction for WELLINGTON HARBOUR by David Johnson.

"This is the definitive history of the waterfront from before European settlement to the mid 1990s. Published by the former Maritime Museum (now the Museum of Wellington City and Sea), this book offers enough to keep even the most serious researcher satisfied."


* Te Whanganui-a-Tara

* Three ships' captains

* Whalers, traders and settlers


* Port in search of a purpose

* Pigs and potatoes and a few bales of wool

* Steamships and politics

* Capital port

* Shipwrights, migrants and sailors

* The city that rules a port

* Mail steamers, tea clippers and colliers

* The Harbour gets a board

* The Board gets a harbour

* "Not a particularly business like body"

* Frozen Meat and steam to Britain

* Ferguson makes his mark

* A steamer port

* A port is built

and more.

Large format hardback 1996.

556 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $8.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $11.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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