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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket is fitted with an archival wrap. The dust jacket has heavy wear, tearing and creasing to the edges. There is an inscription written in blue pen on the second page. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 146 x 227 mm.
Pages: 118
Publisher: Blackwood & Janet Paul Ltd
Publication date: 1967 first edition


Paddlewheels on the Wanganui
Alec Reid as told by David Reid

Paddlewheels on the Wanganui recalls the exciting days when the old paddle steamers plied their way up-the two hundred and thirty-nine named rapids between Wanganui and Taumarunui.

In the years between 1912 and 1919, David Reid was an engineer on boats of the famous Hatrick fleet - among them, the Wairua, the Wakapai, and the Wai-iti. He served on all three stretches of the river: Wanganui to Pipiriki, Pipiriki to the Houseboat, and the Houseboat to Taumarunui.

Alec Reid has made a vivid story of his uncle's recollections, skilfully re-creating the atmosphere, people, and events of the almost forgotten world of the Wanganui riverboats.


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