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The Pioneers of Port Nicholson by David McGill
Hardback, 1983, 194pages, very good condition

"Over the past eight years David Nicholson has written a whimsical and affectionate newspaper column on the history of the harbour city. From these excursions grew this more contemporary voyage through the history of Wellington Harbour. The journey begins with what is thought to be the first extensive and authentic account of Maori settlement around Te Whanganui-a-Tara and of the Pakeha peoples who followed. It describes the enterprises that developed the city of Wellington, from pioneering efforts to private and public administration of the port. It includes the first history of boat-building in Wellington and the move from sailing ships to steamers and finally container shipping. More than 100 historic photographs help turn back the years." Please click here to ask a question
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