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Pride in their Ports. The Story of the Minor Ports. John O'C Ross. 1977 1st edition. Dunmore Press, Palmerston North

The struggle to establish small ports in the days when NZ relied on the coastal shipping trade

Northland harbours
Gulf ports
North west coast
Bay of Plenty
East coast
Taranaki coast
Bay and Sounds (Marlborough)
Canterbury coast
Otago coast
West coast
Southern Strait

An interesting history of the smaller ports, many of which like Port Awanui, Waikokopu, Matata, Port Manawatu, Opunake, no longer exist

Old photos and repros of drawings of ships and wharves

213pp; b/w photos; index of ports; index of ships; bibliography; illustrated epps; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; top closed page edges l/foxed
Dust jacket; very good condition; sl wear at corners; two small tears lower front; rubs

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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