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The History of Hawkes Bay. J G Wilson and others. (1939 1st edition. Produced as a Centennial Memorial by the Hawkes Bay Centennial Historical Committee). 1976. Capper Press, Christchurch

Part I: The Maori History of Hawkes Bay by WT Prentice

91 pages:
The people before; the coming of Ngati Kahungunu
Tu Ahuriri
Te Whauiapiti
Tribal wars

Part II: Early Hawkes Bay by Wilson

Extensive information about:
Explorers; whalers, traders, missionaries
Settlers. Squatters, Sheep Stations
Info re Sales of Maori Land & to whom
Towns & settlements. Scandinavian settlements as far south as Woodville
Roads, rail, ports, communications. Shipwrecks
Businesses & trade
Provincial Government
Some interesting historical incidents
Te Aute College & estate
Seventy Mile Bush

Part III: special sections: Napier, Hastings, Wairoa
Lists of:
Schools (incl Native); Churches; with dates & info
Military history; entertainments, sports
Runs & Runholders

Many names throughout, both Maori & Pakeha
Old photos incl portraits Maori & Pakeha; early scenes & buildings

468pp; b/w photos; map; whakapapa charts incl folding; chronology; index; bibliography; maps on fepps; very thick hard covers; very good condition; original Bookseller’s stamp front fly leaf
Dust jacket; removable mylar cover; very good condition

Scarce in either edition, this is a lovely tidy copy
Although this book has a protective mylar cover it is NOT an ex Library book

Text Copyright 2010
Collectible Books, Napier

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