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This is a second-hand hardcover book. Signed by the author on the title page.

Condition: The cover has light surface rubbing and heavy fading. There is age spotting ranging from light to heavy on the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last 2 pages; the rest of the pages are clean and bright. There is light age spotting to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 221 x 294 mm
Pages: 210
Publisher: Northland Historical Publications Society
Publication date: 1992 first edition

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A Most Noble Anchorage: A Story of Russell and the Bay of Islands
By Marie King

Contains numerous photos throughout.

This book covers events from the pre-Waitangi Treaty era through the wild and exciting times of whaling ships and Maori wars to present day (published in 1992).

Foreword:

Who can be better qualified than Marie King, with her roots in the Bay of Islands and a lifetime of residence there, to give us a folk-history of her home place. A Most Noble Anchorage is not a formal history. It is an account of events, people and places familiar to her in her lifetime, and known of far beyond that - a book to be read for pleasure. In it Marie takes us back to the days when, for most New Zealanders, the Bay of Islands was a half-forgotten place on the map, although one with a stirring past and a peaceful midlife. Now, all can share these times as Marie leads us into the past. This is a book to read recalling the reality of things you have seen, with a new understanding of their significance.

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