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“As High as The Hills – this was the value placed upon the site of future Picton by the paramount Maori Chief, Ropoama, when in 1850 he sold the land to the New Zealand company for settlement. But this centennial history of Picton begins long before, with Maori legend and the first Maori inhabitants, with Captain Cook and the early whalers and explorers in the Marlborough Sounds . . . "


* In the beginning (including Maori legend & inhabitants)

* The establishment and growth of Picton

* Communication and transport

* Accommodation

* Business and trade

* Industry

* Medical and health

* Cultural activities

* Churches and religion

* Schools

* Sports

* Harbour and harbour works

* Shipping

* Law and order

* Reserves and domains

* Defence and war

* Disasters

* Borough council works and services

* Very important persons (VIPs)

* Some early personalities

* Index

Hardback 1976.

262 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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