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Wairarapa. The First 100 Years of the Development of a Great District. CJ Carle. Undated (1946). Private publication, the author, Masterton

Dated inscription signed by the author: With Best Wishes (no name)

Geography and geology
Early history incl Maori Many names); ancient fires
Exploration; land sales (many names); early settlers; small farm settlements; Land Trusts
Transport incl rail; businesses (many names); Churches; Schools; hospitals

List of names:
Farm Stations 1847: owners, employees, stock
Masterton Trust; Power, Hospital, Fire Boards Officials
Schools w/dates

Many other names throughout but no index

Many photos show: townships; people (Mostly of Councils and Committees); farming; sawmills; etc
A number of interesting adverts show businesses and products, mostly long gone

236pp; b/w & col photos incl folding panoramic; diagrams; maps incl folding; tables; adverts incl folding;
Paper has split front hinge (see photo). This could be either glued back or (as this valuable book warrants) be professionally repaired
Covers: v/small pieces missing from lower corners; small faint marks front; small bump spine tail; spine v/sl sunned
Inside very clean and tidy

Listed in Bagnall and very scarce

Text Copyright 2016
Collectible Books, Napier

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