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Port and People; Century at the Port of Napier

Stevenson H.K.

Hawkes Bay Harbour Board, Napier, 1977. Hard Cover. First Edition- A fine account of a community goal achieved. No 1239 of a limited edition of 2500. 352 pages including five appendices, index for general entries, people and ships, photos throughout, mainly b/w, many others with blue toning, documents, 13 plans or charts, document e/papers, board coat of arms in colour on half title. Blue hard covers with gilt front decoration/titles and gilt spine titles

Published to mark the centenary of the Port of Napier and its administering body, the Hawkes Bay Harbour Board (1875-1975), this impressive book is dedicated to the people who "over the last 100 years, planned and worked to build an all-weather deep-water port for Hawkes Bay."

It is the story of a tremendous struggle to create a safe haven for larger ships which, until a satisfactory breakwater harbour was created, were forced to lie off-shore, work cargo from lighters, on a Pacific coast which often became storm wracked.

It is the story too of a community determined to build such a facility, of the district's history, of engineering triumphs and set-backs and of the ships and men central to any such project. Little wear to d/j, book VG


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