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Forest Homes. Scandinavian settlements in New Zealand. G C Petersen. 1956 1st edition. Reed, Wellington


Tells of the largest of the Danish settlements, Mauriceville, in the Wairarapa district along with a wider look at some of the background of the recruitment of Danes, Norwegians and Swedes under Julius Vogel’s Public Works and Immigration policy, their long journey to New Zealand, their settlement in lonely untouched bush areas of the Seventy Mile Bush

Roll of Honour

Old photos incl: named portraits; Mauriceville Dairy Factory 1901; Jens Larsen’s second home; Christian Petersen with timber for new homes; Danish bushmen; the new School 1886; the village store; Eketahuna Hotel; Niels Nielsen’s first house; Nils Herlund’s first home; main road through the Forty Mile Bush; barque Halcione


137pp; b/w photos; map; town plans on epps; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; name/address ffep; epps sl browned; closed page edges browned
Dust jacket, not p/clipped; good condition; sl wear at corners and top edge; small losses spine ends and edges
Jacket design E Mervyn Taylor

Scarce book – even scarcer in 1st edition


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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