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77 Years Among the Kowhais. Norman Leary. 1977 1st Service Printers, Wellington


The Pohonui Valley, beyond Hunterville, was covered in bush before the settlers arrived. This book gets its name from the beautiful kowhai which bloomed on the hills

The author tells some of his own family history, the coming of the settlers to the Pohohui Valley, various families, personalities, incidents & hardships; felling the bush, stumping, farm work, entertainments
Some Runs south of Hunterville are also mentioned with history
Building the roads
Memories by named contributors

Maps show section numbers & areas
Rolls of Honour

Old photos (with names) show pupils Papanui Junction School 1919; Jubilee; Papanui Football Team 1928

1893 NZ Gazette shows land blocks set aside for Special Settlements with areas. Attendance Register page Pohonui School 1902


103pp; b/w photos; glossary; maps on epps; hard covers; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; v/sl wear top corners and spine ends; spine sunned; rubs

A wonderful book for a genealogist
Quite hard to find


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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