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Stewart Island Explored

by John Hall-Jones

Published by Craig Printing, Invercargill, 1994
216 pages.

A Fine copy in dust wrapper.

A comprehensive and well illustrated history of the European discovery and exploration of the island from 1770 onwards. Includes sealing and whaling, shipbuilding and farming, Maori muttonbirding, tin mining and the wildlife.

In this book, the author has assembled a superb collection of over 200 old photographs and sketches that illustrate graphically the early history of Stewart Island. Sketches and maps by the early sealers, surveyors and explorers. Photographs of the early settlements, sheep stations and sawmills. Unpublished pictures of the tin mining settlement at Port Pegasus, the only one in NZ. A complete set of pictures of the early Island ferries and a large collection of photographs of the Norwegian whalers who were based on the Island.

ISBN 10: 0908629427
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