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This is a second-hand soft-cover book. Signed and inscribed by the author.

Condition: The cover has light fading. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 212 x 271 mm
Pages: 120
Publisher: Friends of Matakohe-Limestone Island Society
Publication date: 2001 first edition


More Than Just A Little Island
By G.M. (Tim) Clark

A history of Matakohe-Limestone Island

Contains numerous photos throughout.

One small island with many roles - strategic pa, industrial innovator and now conservation icon.

This is the story of a small island of only 37 hectares (93 acres) of almost solid limestone in the upper reaches of the Whangarei Harbour. Little of its history has been recorded until now. In the 60 years that I have known it, the island has been a barren place without much to attract the attention of the casual visitor. On its summit are the earthworks of a Maori pa. Well-defined Maori garden drainage lines run down from the ridge almost to the shoreline, although few people realise what they are. Otherwise its only noticeable features were a derelict concrete house, the shattered remains of an old cement works - fortunately with some of its brick kilns still standing - and other bits and pieces scattered around. Until recently there were very few trees. Just a little island of no consequence.


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