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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The cover has light fading to the spine area. The book has a slight curl due to not being stored flat. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 262 x 210 mm
Pages: 176
Publisher: Auckland City Council
Publication date: 2007 first edition


Not Just Passing Through: The making of Mt Roskill
By Jade Reidy

Local histories with multiple authors tend to present the past in overwhelming detail, of interest primarily to long-time residents. Not primarily just passing through: the making of Mt Roskill differs. It tells engaging and complex story of the movers and shakers (including volcanoes) in what became New Zealand's largest borough, framing their actions against a wider environmental and political canvas.

-How were the volcanoes, waterways and the harbour altered by human habitation and climate change?
-Why was the spirit of community cooperation so prevalent in post-war Mt Roskill?
-How did the borough gain its reputation as a dry bible belt?
-What happens to an area so dominated by state housing and immigration?

This suburb of Auckland city is now home to 140 different ethnic groups. To anyone interested in New Zealand's history and its future, Mt Roskill matters.


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