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Historical Review. BOP Journal of History. Vol 35 No 2. Nov 1987. Whakatane Hist Soc (incl Whakatane, Tauranga & Opotiki Soc)

Included: Newsletter

Recollections of a Surveyor Part 2:
Gisborne to Wairoa Railway 1930s
Descriptions: work, terrain, camps, leisure
Some names. Photos incl people
Surveying & earthquake 1931, Anaura Block, Waikare River Kotemaori
Vivid description; photos


Flax, Flour & the Wairere waterfall:
1873 flaxmill; 1879 Ngati Awa flourmill; 1890 conversion back to flax
Fires; problems with County Council; unfairness to Maori owners
Many names. Poem. Photos incl Maori people bring flax in canoes

Mrs Katherine McAlister Bell, Tauranga. 1895-1970

Hunting in Tauranga with Waikato Hounds 1897-1931. Part 2:
1911-1914: memories; people; named photos

Riding the Taupo Desert:
William Maxwell Hammick had attempted to run sheep on the NW side of Lake Taupo. He walked them up from Napier & swam them across the Waikato but were stopped by local Maori.
Abandoning the sheep he joined Tauranga Volunteer Corps & carried dispatches from Fort Galatea to Napier
Excerpts from his writings of events Urewera-Taupo area

The Pakeha Missionary, the Maori Prophet & Maungapohatu:
Relationship between John Laughton (Hoani Rotene), a Scottish Presbyterian Minister & Rua Kenana
Life at Maungapohatu

St Joseph’s Catholic Church Wairaka, Whakatane:
Visits of Bishop Pompallier to Whakatane 1840-1844 baptisms, marriage of Tapsell to Hine-i-Turama, confirmations
Wooden Church built 1898. Maori Masses & controversy. Inderdict placed on Church building 1934; Rosary Rallies 1950s; moving the building to Piripai; the tapu peach tree
Destruction of the Church 1970s
Iinformation re treatment of Maori Catholics by Diocese
Priests; Photos; map


Pages 63-128; b/w photos; map; bibliography; index; s/covers; v/good condition
Covers: faint creases front; faint mark rear



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Collectible Books, Napier



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