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Linton 1889-1989. A School and District Centennial History. WJ Lauridsen. 1989 1st edition. WJ Lauridsen on behalf of the Linton Centennial Committee, Palmerston North


Linton is named for one of the Directors of the Wellington-Manawatu Railway Company

Rangitane once occupied the area where food was plentiful in the swamps. In 1864 they sold Ahuaturanga, a large block of land including the present sites of Linton and Palmerston North, to the Government. Only a small amount of Maori history is included in this book

Early European settlement with a map showing Section numbers. Pioneer families, some with short bios. Lots of names throughout
Local Government, many names
Hall; churches (some names); electricity; railway; freezing works; Cheese Factories; sawmills; flax milling; NZ Pharmaceuticals; stores; blacksmiths; other businesses
Leisure activities and sports (many names)
Linton Military Camp

School history with names of first day pupils. Moturiu School and Linton Camp School with some names. Decade photos and photos from earlier re-unions
Lists of names of: teachers, committee members, pupils 1889-1988


Map shows historic sites

Old photos show: roadworkers (named); bridges; farming; school pupils 1893, 1905, 1920s (named) plus later photos (many named); railway Station; carting flax; stores; CWI 1964 (named); leisure and sports photos; Rolls of Honour


240pp; b/w photos; maps and plan; bibliography; appendices; chronology; index; maps on epps; hard covers, leatherette with gilt lettering; very good condition
Enclosed loose: Errata Sheet
Dust jacket; very good condition


Text Copyright 2015
Collectible Books, Napier





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