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Not Just Passing Through The Making of Mt Roskill
by Jade Reidy
Paperback, 1st edition 2007, 176 pages, very good condition
A well researched and documented history of what was once the largest borough in New Zealand with historic paintings and photos to support the text. The author graphically maps the development of the area from earliest times tracing the the changes that settlers and settlement brought to the area. Many perhaps unknown facts are brought to light. Sections Include: Beginnings – Eruptions on the Landscape, From Tamaki Makaurau to Auckland, Ffrom Puketapapa to Mt Roskill 1840 – 1940 – Mt Roskill’s Mysterious Name, Early European Purchases, The Boom and Bust Years 1860 – 90, Significant Early Homesteads, Governing the Territory, Hillsborough Cemetry, The Three Kings Area, Public Transport and Roads, The Farmers of Mt Roskill, The Great Depression and Wilderness War Years, From Rural to Suburban 1940 – 89 – The Chronic Housing Shortage, Early Housing Estates, From Road Board to Borough Council, Members of Parliament, Wet or Dry The No – Licence Vote, The Bible Belt, Getting an Education, How Sport Put Mt Roskill on the World Map, Social Services and Individual Achievers, Manufacturing, European Immigrants of the 1960’s, Private Housing, The Changing Faces of People and Places 1990 – 2007 – Regenerating Manukau Foreshore, The Changing Face of Places, East Meets South Pacific.
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