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This is an auction for LITTLE BARRIER ISLAND: Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) Bulletin #137, compiled by W M Hamilton and first published in 1937.

This revised edition, rewritten on the basis of fieldwork in 1956, 1961, in two volumes.

From Wikipedia:

"Little Barrier Island or Hauturu lies off the northeastern coast of New Zealand's North Island. Located 80 kilometres to the north of Auckland, the island is separated from the mainland to the west by Jellicoe Channel, and from the larger Great Barrier Island to the east by Cradock Channel. The two aptly named islands shelter the Hauraki Gulf from many of the storms of the Pacific Ocean. Settled by Maori sometime between 1350 and 1650, the island was occupied by those people until the New Zealand government declared the islands a wildlife sanctuary in 1897. Since the island came under control of the government, it has been under limited access. In the Maori language, the name of the island name means "the resting place of lingering breezes". Along with its larger neighbour Great Barrier, it was given its English name by Captain James Cook in 1769. The island is a nature sanctuary which has been described by the MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) as "the most intact [native] ecosystem in New Zealand". However, several invasive species were introduced by both Maori and European settlers, including cats which are destructive to local small bird and reptile species..."

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Hardback 1961 + a pouch containing maps to accompany the Bulletin.

198 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

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