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Heritage of Industry Discovering New Zealand’s Industrial History by Nigel Smith, Published by Reed, 2001, 1st Edition, Limp Covers, Pgs 272, b&w photos throughout, maps, bibliography, comprehensive index.

Condition: In as good overall condition, small surface tear above the last letter of word heritage on front cover, no markings or inscriptions within, clean and bright throughout.

Often the relics, the evidence of our past is hidden away in obscure and unlikely palaces, unless you know where to look and what to look for. New Zealand had industries that would surprise if not amaze you. Nigel Smith has made a superb job of surveying the entire country and recording many interesting commercial endeavours. Some are just interesting to read about, some you’ll probably want to visit and there will be those that are familiar but there’s interesting things about them that you never knew. When and where these activities took place is and interesting story in itself, and who were the participants? Chapter headings include: Whaling, Timber, Gold – South Island, Gold – North Island, Railways, Coal, Mills, Frozen Meat, Dairy Industry, Public Utilities, Building Materials, Some Other Industries - Engineering, Mining, Gum Digging, A Miscellany of Industrial Sites.
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