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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has a piece torn from the top edge (please see photo), creasing and wear to the edges, and colour wear. There is an inscription written tidily in blue pen on the first page. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 215 x 306 mm
Pages: 95
Publisher: Centenary Celebrations Committee Gisborne & Cook County Council
Publication date: 1976 first edition

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Baskets Away
By Iain Gillies & others

Contains numerous photos throughout.

Index is included

The formative years of Gisborne and District

The situations have thrown up men equipped to cope with the problems of their times. Some achieved their objective and were satisfied that they had assisted in the growth of an historic district. A few went further and achieved greatness by making their presence felt at national level. Hundreds more than are mentioned in this publication made valuable contributions to the district's progress.

"Baskets Away" is not intended as a history recording all aspects of the district's progress. There is not enough space for that. But there has been an honest attempt to throw open a few windows and blow some of the dust of time away so that some moments of historical significance are recaptured.

It is aimed at bringing the people of today a little closer to the people and the problems of yesterday.

Much of the district's progress has been due to the perseverance and energy of the pioneers who laid a solid foundation for future development and so the book concentrates to a large degree on the days of early settlement.

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