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Bush Carpenters. Pioneer Homes in New Zealand. Images from the Alexander Turnbull Library. Selected by Janny Hammond. 1979 1st edition. John McIndoe, Dunedin

Introduction about the types of houses lived in by NZ pioneer settlers.
The majority of the book is made up of old photos and drawings of these dwellings, which range from nikau whare and a whaling station to cob cottages and well-built wooden cottages. Timber workers, railway workers, coal miners, gold miners and gum diggers homes are also pictured. Where possible the location and date are identified and the buildings pictured are from many parts of the country. Some have slightly more history

Amongst the photos are quotes from early NZ literature giving and idea of what life was like for these settlers

80pp; b/w photos; bibliography; original s/covers pasted onto hard card; good condition; ex Library with usual stamps etc
The covers are badly marked, pulled and creased but the inside is quite tidy
Reserve much lower than usual


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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