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The Pioneering Days of Palmerston North. GC Petersen. March 1952. Private publication, the author. Printed: Kerslake Billens and Humphrey, Levin


Maori history of the area. Old Maori place names
The coming of the explorers, sawmillers, Scandinavians, settlers, dairying, early buildings and business, churches. School

Milling the bush and the formation of the township

The Foxton Railway and the Wellington Manawatu Railway Company
Even the formation of a gold-mining Company

Old photos include: NZ Company’s survey headquarters; various old photos of the Square and its surrounds; a bush tramway 1883 (site of Milson aerodrome); Maori gathering in the Square 1884


102pp; b/w photos incl folding; coloured folding frontis; references; hard card covers; very good condition; top closed page edges sl browned
Dust jacket; good condition; top edge sl chipped; spine sunned


Although this book contains many names, there is no index
A scarce local history


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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