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by Arthur P Bates, printed and published by Wanganui Newspapers Ltd, fifth edition august 1986, first published 1981, hardback 168 pages, B&W illustrations, full page map of the Whirinaki survey district inside front cover.
The story of the Mangapurua settlement ffrom its opening in 1917 for discharged ex servicemen from the first world war. It proved a failure and the farms were abandoned - the last access road was closed in 1942 - the best reminder of the occupation is the concrete bridge across the Mangapurua gorge.
Minor foxing to page edges, minor wear to bottom edges of cover board at spine, inscription at top of FEP, good plus copy Please click here to ask a question
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