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In the Shadow of Te Waka. The History of the Te Pohue District. Patrick Parsons. Illustrations Mary MacKay. Foreword: Joe King. Mihi: Te Otene Anaru. 1997 1st edition. Te Pohue History Committee


Te Waka, the canoe turned to stone, dominates the skyscape of the Te Pohue area on the Napier-Taupo Road. William Colenso noted the whakatauki “ He nui pohue toro ra raro … the convolvulus roots are many and spread below”

Geology, landscape, fault lines, former bush areas; lists of plants
Birds, with Maori uses, including muttonbirds at Titiokura
Extensive Maori history with whakapapa and place names Wahi tapu with map
Ahuriri Land Purchase

Missionaries. First settlers, their runs, dates, names, acreages, boundaries
The road
HauHau. Land confiscations Kaiwaka and Waitara, their subdivision
Military Redoubts
Sawmilling and allocations of bush sections, names, dates
Te Waka and Te Haroto; Rukumoana and Glengarry; Petane and Eland Runs

Agricultural industries. Establishment of pine forests
1931 earthquake damage; floods
Schools with some named photos
Leisure, sports

Photos incl: old hotels; family photos; portraits; sawmills incl Ohurakura & workers

Numerous maps with names
Detailed charts showing history of owners, occupiers of Blocks
Rolls of Honour


248pp; b/w photos & illustrations; maps; indices; glossary of Maori words; bibliographies; maps on epps; hard covers, leatherette with gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; covered with non-removable protective plastic which has some creases at the rear

A scarce, extensive and very important history of this area of Hawkes Bay


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier


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