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CANTERBURY HISTORY

Books on the history of Canterbury people and places. Regional local history.

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ACLAND L G D  
The Early Canterbury Runs; First Series

A classic work on New Zealand colonial settlement in Canterbury and the establishment of the sheep runs and stations. Indispensable reference work for Canterbury genealogy etc., includes glossary of Station words and slang.
Canterbury, history, rural

VG hardback with light foxing to endpapers and closed edges. THIS COPY has the bookplate of Percy James Hoyland White to paste down drawn by Bernard Aris, a returned soldier of the Great War, and son of a London banker.
$95 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1930 first edition, 279pp + large folding map in pocket at rear.
[#2640 ]





ACLAND L G D 
The Early Canterbury Runs

Fourth Edition extensively revised by W H Scotter and incorporating the annotations of G R MacDonald. History of the early sheep stations in the Canterbury district. Some colour reproductions of early pastoral art of the homesteads are given.
ISBN0723304157
Canterbury, history, rural

VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket, with very minor splitting or chipping to head of spine.
$85 B/C
Whitcoulls 1975 first thus hardcover 4to. 417pp + plates.
[#2561 ]

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket. Has Working Mens Club library slip to free end paper, and rear paste down has some pen page numbers. Bottom edge of book boards are rubbed.
$55 B/C
Whitcoulls 1975 first thus hardcover 4to. 417pp + plates.
[#3371 ]





ADAMS Hugh 
A Baker's Tale
The Life and Times of Ernest Adams
cover image of A Baker's Tale; The Life and Times of Ernest Adams

A history of the bakeries and baking products firm Ernest Adams written by the son of the founder. A history of the family, the firm, and the workers. From beginnings in 1880. In 1921 Ernest Adams came to New Zealand from Australia seeking to buy a firm, but instead went into partnership with the established Adams Bruce.
ISBN1877393061

VG softback, SIGNED by Hugh Adams to the half-title.
$25 B/C
Hazard Press 2005, 244pp.
[#3499 ]

G+ softback with some mild damp rippling to pages at front, but no staining.
$15 B/C
Hazard Press 2005, 244pp.
[#3321 ]





AMODEO Colin 
The Summer Ships
Being an Account of the First Six Ships Sent out From England by the Canterbury Association in 1850-1851

The first of the colonists destined for the Church of England model settlement on the Canterbury Plains, centred about Christchurch and Lyttelton.
ISBN0908563914

VG softback with a gift inscription to half title page.
$45 B/D
Caxton Press first softback edition 2001, 358pp.
[#3087]





ANDERSEN Johannes C.   Place-Names of Banks Peninsula:a topographical history New Zealand Board of Science and Art Manual 6
Good, cloth boards heavily scuffed and soiled (earthquake casualty) boards lightly bent with cracked pastedowns, text block is VG though $65 C/C Government Printer Wellington 1927 first edition cloth, 238pp + folding map at rear. Scarce title.
[# 1691]

ANDERSEN J. C. 
Old Christchurch
In Picture and Story

History of the city and environs from the earliest Pakeha settlers Price and the Deans, to the coming of the Canterbury Colony and the establishment of the city. Mainly an account of the municipal developments. This 1949 edition is printed on heavy, sized paper.

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$50 C/D
Simpson and Williams 1949, 499 pp.
[#3280 ]









MONA ANDERSON

ANDERSON Mona 
A River Rules My Life

The story of Mount Algidus high country sheep station in Central Canterbury and the Wilberforce River.
Canterbury, rural, memoir, history

VG hardback in G- worn dustjacket which splits and chipping loss to spine ends and corners, name blacked out to reverse of endpaper.
$20 C/C
Reed 1963 First Edition, 212pp + plates, map endpapers.
[#3186]

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with minor wear at spine ends and corners.
$20 C/C Reed
1963 reprint, 212pp + plates, map endpapers.[#2478 ]

Very good hardback in good lightly worn dust jacket with split at spine ends, corners rubbed
$20 C/C
Reed 1964 reprint, 212pp + plates, map endpapers.
[#1579 ]

Very good hardback in Very good lightly worn dust jacket with minor repaired tear.
$20 C/C
Reed 1973 reprint, 212pp + plates, map endpapers.
ISBN 0589003097
[#3630 ]

Very good hardback with worn dust jacket with splits and wear at spine ends and corners with some loss.
$10 C/C
Reed 1963 reprint, 212pp + plates, map endpapers.
[#2254 ]

VG hardback in G worn dustjacket which lacks front fold in flap, corners rubbed, library shelf mark to spine
$10 C/C
Reed 1963 reprint hard cover, 212pp + plates, map endpapers.[#1721]

Second edition.
ISBN0589014706

VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/C
Reed 1983, 212pp.
[#33399 ]




New edition.
ISBN0790005557

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket with slightly sunned spine. Name at front.
$20 C/C
Reed 1997, 209pp.
[#3187 ]





ANDERSON Mona 
Both Sides of the River
cover image of Both sides of the river by Mona Anderson

Mona collects her favourite parts from the earlier Mount Algidus books and adds more to them including the decision made with her husband to sell the Station and retire to Darfield. Tales of Mount Algidus Station, the Rakaia and Wilberforce Rivers in Canterbury. Illustrated by David Cowe.
ISBN0589013866

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 B/C
Reed 1981 first edition, 181pp.
[#3306 ]





ANDERSON Mona  
The Good Logs of Algidus

More of life on Mt Algidus Station in the Canterbury High Country.
Canterbury, rural, memoir

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with some edge wear and short tears.
THIS FIRST EDITION (#2740) has been signed by Mona to the title page
$30 C/C
Reed 1965 first printing, 199pp + plates, map endpapers.
[#2740, 3660 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve, gift inscription to free end paper and reverse
$25 C/C
Reed 1965 first reprint, 199pp + plates, map endpapers
[#2163 ]

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and short tears
$20 C/C
Reed 1965 reprint, 199pp + plates, map endpapers.
[#1578, 2544, 3726 ]

VG hardback in G dust jacket split along upper joint, chipped at ends and corners, intact but with wear and tear, book spine ends sunned
$15 C/C
Reed 1969, 198pp, map endpapers.
[NZ 153 ]


ANDERSON Mona  Home is the High Country, My Small Animal Friends Signed Best Wishes Mona Anderson to title page.
VG VG DW light wear with split tear at corner, gift inscription to fep $25 B/C Reed 1979 first edition hard cover, 72pp. Illustrated in line and with some in full-page full-colour. ISBN 0589012789 [#1895 new zealand nature]

ANDERSON Mona 
Over the River
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More of the story of Mount Algidus high country sheep station in central Canterbury and the Wilberforce River.

VG hardback in G+ lightly worn dust jacket with tear at head of spine, corners rubbed
$25 C/C
Reed 1966 first edition, 207pp + plates.
[#1806 ]





ANDERSON Mona 
The Water Joey

The old wheat mills, traction engines and agricultural workers of Canterbury. Includes Adams at Greendale, driving pipes up to Lake Coleridge. Appendices on mechanised harvesting.
ISBN058900980
Canterbury, rural, history.

VG hard back in VG dust jacket. Name to end paper. THIS COPY is signed by the author.
$35 B/C
Reed 1976 first edition, 118pp.
[#2700 ]





ANDERSON Mona 
The Wonderful World at My Doorstep
cover image of The Wonderful World at My Doorstep by Mona Anderson

Life on Mount Algidus Station, a Canterbury High Country sheep station.
Illustrated with photographs.
Memoir, Canterbury, High Country

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with minor edge wear or short tears.
$20 B/C
Reed 1968 first edition hard cover, 166pp.[#1402 ]

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with minor edge wear and short tears.
$20 B/C
Reed 1968 first edition hard cover, 166pp.[#2190, 3305, 3525 ]

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$15 B/C
Reed 1968 first edition hard cover, 166pp.
[#2977 ]





ANDERSON Mona 
Mary-Lou
The Story of a High-country Lamb

Every year when lambing time comes around, a high-country homestead kitchen becomes a Plunket Room for motherless lambs. And, if the housewife is as warm-hearted as Mona Anderson was at Mount Algidus, one or two of the lambs are kept as pets until they become fully grown sheep. But of all of the pet lambs that Mrs Anderson brought up, Mary-Lou was the oddest and most lovable. She got into every kind of mischief, bullied the other animals around the place, regarded the other sheep with lofty disdain, and came to regard herself as the real boss of the station. Unlike most other pet lambs, she didn't lose her personality as she grew up. Written for children, with photographs.
ISBN0589009257
Mount Algidus Station, Rakaia, Wilberforce, Canterbury

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with two minor edge tears. Gift inscription at front endpapers.
$15 B/B
Reed 1975 FIRST EDITION, 64pp.
[#2993, 3427 ]

VG hardback with VG dust jacket.
$20 B/B
Reed 1975 FIRST EDITION, 64pp.
[#2993B ]






ST ANDREW'S COLLEGE   St Andrew's College 1916-1966 History and School List
VG G+ $35 St Andrew's College 1968 cloth gilt titled, 297pp+ plates. Original plain onion paper DW has edge wear and browned spine. [#1134 new zealand history].

ANON  
The Canterbury Colony, it's site and prospects

A short account of the settlement and Canterbury Association followed by the prospects offered to colonists by Canterbury, originally printed in Saunders' Monthly Magazine for All India 1852.
Victorian New Zealand A Reprint series no 2.
ISBN 0902401037
Canterbury, history, colonial

VG softback in stapled wraps
$25 C/A
Hocken Library 1976, 72pp.
[#2383 ]





ANON  
The Severed Hand,
or The Howard Mystery.

With portraits of Mr and Mrs Howard, The Messrs Godfrey, and the mysterious hand. Photo offset from one of only two original pamphlets known to be extant. The true story of the bizarre events following the finding of a severed hand at Taylor's Mistake, Christchurch in 1885, which led to the exhumation of bodies in the Wairarapa, Wellington and from Sunnyside Hospital's graveyard.
True crime, Canterbury, history

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with rubbing and wear
$15 C/B
Capper Press 1974 first edition thus hardcover, 71pp.
[#2859 NZ92 #1937]





AVERILL L. C. L.  
St George's Hospital; The First Fifty Years

The history of the founding, establishment and service over fifty years of St George's Hospital. Established in Christchurch New Zealand, as a private, Church of England hospital.
Health, medicine, Christchurch, history

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket
$25 C/B
St George's Hospital Executive 1978, 169pp.
[#2635/ 3385 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with name to paste down, minor handling wear
$25 C/B
St George's Hospital Executive 1978, 169pp.
[#1780 ]





BARLEY A V ed.  
Peninsula and Plain
cover image of Peninsula and Plain

A History and Geography of Banks Peninsula and the Canterbury Plains.
ISBN0723300100
settlement, canterbury association, akaroa, farming, geology, ngai tahu, onawe,

VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket.
$15 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1974 3rd edition revised, 168pp
[# 820, 1728, 2137, 3588]





BARNZ Billy 
Raising the Bar
cover image of Raising the Bar, A selected history of Canterbury hospitality 1849-2010

A selected history of Canterbury hospitality 1849-2010. The history and legends of the hotels, bars and publicans of Christchurch. The whole nature of liquor licensing and licensed premises in Canterbury is covered. Many of the hotels and bars have now been destroyed due to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
ISBN9780473198008

VG softback THIS COPY is signed "To the Mighty Quinns" by the author to title page.
$40 B/D
Hospitality Association of New Zealand (2011), 324pp.
[#3377 ]





BAUGHAN, Lorraine (compiler) 
Hinds and surrounding areas
History, Heritage and Highlights
cover image of Hinds and surrounding areas History, Heritage and Highlights

A history of the Hinds settlement and area near Ashburton. From earliest settlement, through development and up to the present (2005).
ISBN0473104083
South Canterbury, Longbeach, Coldstream, Maronan, Lagmhor, Windermere, Rangitata

VG+ large format hardback with no dust jacket, errata slip taped to free end paper (by publisher).
$45 B/D
Hinds History Group 2005 Limited Edition, 320pp + colour plates.
[#3528 ]





BEATTIE Herries  
Maori Place-Names of Canterbury
cover image of Maori Place-Names of Canterbury for sale in New Zealand

An account of the Maori names of Canterbury locations, including one thousand names collected from Maori sources.
ngai tahu, geography, place names, history

VG sofback
$45 C/B
Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co. 1945, 120pp.
[#3804 ]



BECKETT T. N.  
The Mountains of Erewhon

History of the mountains of the pre-eminent climbing area of Canterbury. Gives history of early settlers and climbers, von Haast, Samuel Butler, the first mountaineering ascents etc and the stories behind the names given to the peaks and passes. Rangitata/ Mesopotamia / Cloudy Peak / Jollie / Arrowsmith and more.
ISBN0589011197

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve
$25 C/C
Reed 1978 first edition, xi 154pp + plates with maps. [#2381, 3412 ]





BELCHER Margaret   A History of Rangi-Ruru School
VG VG some minor spotting to DW, inscription to fep 'S E Clifton-Mogg, Sarsdew (?), Oxford. Canty NZ, attended 75th Anniversaty, dinner 4th April 1964-, Helen Winter Gardens, Christhcurch' $20 B/B Rangi Ruru Presbyterian Girls' School 1964 first edition hard cover, 96pp+ plates. [#1132 new zealand history]

BENNETT Francis O. 
A Canterbury Tale
The Autobiography of Dr Francis Bennett
cover image of A Canterbury Tale The Autobiography of Dr Francis Bennett

From his country childhood, medical school in Dunedin, and as a GP during the Depression on the West Coast. Bennett was employed by the Canterbury Hospital Board for over forty yearsand served in both World Wars.
ISBN0195580656
Canterbury, biography, medicine, doctor, obstetrics, ww1, ww2

VG hardback in VG- dustjacket with rubbed with edge wear with some closed tears and associated creasing.
$15 C/C
Oxford University Press 1980 first edition, 249pp.
[#961 ]



BENNETT F.O. 
Hospital on the Avon

The History of the Christchurch Hospital 1862-1962
ISBN

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with handling wear, name to paste down
$15 C/C
North Canterbury Hospital Board, 1962, 332pp
[#1779 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with some rubbing wear to spine and edges
$15 C/C
North Canterbury Hospital Board, 1962, 332pp
[#3041 ]





BOHAN Edmund   Blest Madman, Fitzgerald of Canterbury
A biography of the first Superintendent of Canterbury, editor of the Lyttelton Times, Comptroller-General of Finance and arguably it's first Prime Minister (1854). Gives insight into Anglo-Irish influence in early Canterbury.

VG softback
$25 C/C
Canterbury University Press, 369 pages. ISBN9780908812776 [#2655 nz history, canterbury ]





BRADWELL Cyril 
85 Years in Linwood
cover image of 85 Years of the Salvation Army in Linwood

A history of the Salvation Army Linwood Citadel Corps through eighty-five years 1888-1973.

VG stapled softback
$15 C/ letter rate overseas
Linwood Citadel Corps Council 1973, 75pp.
[#3363 ]





BRANKIN T.H. 
Trotting Beneath the Nor'West Arch
Hororata Trotting Club 1951-1991
cover image of Trotting Beneath the Nor'West Arch, Hororata Trotting Club 1951-1991

A history of the Trotting Club, but also of the district and it's personalities and communities.
ISBN047304031X
equestrian, canterbury, harness racing, Hororata Racing Club

VG softback but sunfaded along spine. Signed by author to title page.
$35 C/B
The Hororata Trotting Club 1996, 125pp.
[#3558 ]





BRITTEN Rosemary 
Between The Wind and The Water
cover image of Between The Wind and The Water, Ashburton County Council 1876-1989

History of the Ashburton County Council, and the district in general. Covers all areas that were the responsibility of the Council, and is well illustrated with photographs.
ISBN0473012766
Ashburton, South Canterbury, Council, Rakaia, Rangitata

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$35 B/C
Ashburton District Council 1991, 203 pp+ folding map.
[#3529 ]





BRITTENDEN R. T. 
Give 'Em the Axe

The First 100 Years of the Christchurch Football Club 1863-1963. This club produced many early All Blacks.

VG hardback with papered boards and cloth spine
$30 C/B
Christchurch RFC 1963, 93pp. Illustrated. [#2744 new zealand, sport, rugby union ]





BROAD Beverley Bassett 
Walk with me to Onawe

A historical guide to the Head of the Bay and Onawe Peninsula, Akaroa Harbour. A guide intended for walkers on Onawe Peninsula, Duvauchelle. Gives directions to points of interest, and some history of them. ISBN0473099829

VG softback
$25 C/A
Akaroa Ostrich 2003, 48pp. [#2695 new zealand history, akaroa ]





BROWN John MacMillan 
The Memoirs of John MacMillan Brown

Scottish born New Zealand academic who attended the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. In 1874 he was selected as professor of Classics and English, at Canterbury College in Christchurch (University of New Zealand). Under his patronage the College admitted Helen Connon as a matriculated student in 1876, the first Australasian university to admit women on an equal basis with men. Brown later married Connon and they had two children including Millicent Amiel, who later married Archibald Baxter, mother of James K. Baxter. Brown helped establish the Macmillan Brown Research Library at the University of Canterbury.
ISBN0900302193

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket
$30 B/C
University of Canterbury 1974, 224pp + plates.
[#3058, 3742 ]




BURDON C C
Dr A C Barker 1819-1873 Photographer, Farmer, Physician

VG VG inscr fep DW sunned spine

$35 C/B [NZ 34]

John McIndoe 1972 FIRST EDITION hard cover, 88pp + plates + 24pp plates at rear, pioneer colonial photographer and Christchurch notable


BURDON R. M.  
High Country
The Evolution of a New Zealand Sheep Station

The rise and growth of pastoral sheep farming in Canterbury in the 19th century. With Charles George Tripp and John Barton Acland as examples of two bold pioneers.

VG hardback in red cloth, small name to endpaper $30 C/B Whitcombe and Tombs 1938 first edition, 175pp [#2382 + 3147 ]





BYE Ken 
Kimihia, Linwood College 1954-2004

50th Jubilee publication for Linwood High School and Linwood College. Includes a CD with performances by the College Orchestra, LUMA (Linwood Urban Music Academy), College Jazz Band, and Mezzanine State. Also present programme for Jubilee Church Service, Weekend Programme, and a programme for the College performance of Class

VG softback
$35 B/C
Linwood College 2004, 155 pp. [#2761 new zealand, school history, christchurch ]





CAMPBELL A. T.  
The Years Between
Christchurch Boys High School 1881-1981
cover image of The Years Between, Christchurch Boys High School 1881-1981 for sale in New Zealand

Centenary publication with annual enrolment lists, an alphabetical roll etc.
school history, new zealand, genealogy

VG softback with light rubbing.
$25 C/D
Christchurch Boys High School Old Boys Association 1981, 771 pages + col. plates
[#2376, 2924 ]



CAMPBELL Ngaire 
History 1888-1988 of St Paul's Church, Port Levy.
cover image of History 1888-1988 of St Paul's Church, Port Levy.for sale in New Zealand

Centennial celebration of this church in the Akaroa-Banks Peninsula Parish.
Includes a record of baptisms, burials, marriages, clergy, and the visitors to the 50th and 75th anniversaries.
With some photographs.
local history, genealogy, banks peninsula, canterbury, church

VG softback
$15 C/A
St Paul's Church 1988, 40pp.
[#3803 ]



CANTERBURY AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE (Lincoln College)  Canterbury Agricultural College Magazine, November 1944 with military references
VG- chipping to yapped edges, name at head of front wrapper, rear wrapper starting to detach $10 B/A wrappers, 74pp + many adverts photographs and enrolment lists etc. Includes 2pp Roll of Honour of Old Boys with the Forces. [# 1556 new zealand history ]

CANTERBURY MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION   A Century of Achievement 1879-1979 A Record of Progress
VG $9 C/B Caxton Press for CMA 1980 first edition hard cover, 57pp + plates [# 1661 new zealand history]

CARRINGTON C E 
John Robert Godley of Canterbury
cover image of John Robert Godley of Canterbury for sale in New Zealand

A biography of the claimed founder of the Canterbury Settlement.
colonial, canterbury association

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with clear tape over spine and on to front and rear panels, this has browned
$20 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1950 first edition, xv 251pp + plates.
[#917 ]

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some discolouration to spine, name to half title page.
$20 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1950 first edition, xv 251pp + plates.
[#3732 ]




CHAMBERS W A   Our Yesteryears 1840-1950, being a short history of Methodism in Canterbury, New Zealand.
VG light damp mark top spine end and corner of covers to the wrappers only, internally clean. $40 B/A Willis & Aiken (1950) first edition softcover stapled sheets. 70pp + plates. Methodist Church History [NZ HST]

COURAGE Sarah Amelia 
Lights and Shadows of Colonial Life
cover image of Lights and Shadows of Colonial Life

A personal memoir of 26 years of life at Seadown Station in the Leithfield area (starting 1864). The second annotated edition after rare withdrawn 1896 issue.
ISBN0723304645
colonial, north canterbury

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$20 C/C
Whitcoulls 1976 first thus edition, 250pp + plates.
[#1850, 2708 ]





COCKS M.D.S.   Hororata Through Church Eyes 1875-1985
VG $10 C/B Hororata Parish 1985 folded sheets stapled into pictorial wrapper, homely production values, 88pp, illustrated in text. [# 1703 new zealand church history]
CRAW Caroline
The View from the Saddle; Horse Trekking on Banks Peninsula

Was NEW $15 C/B [Item# 445 NZ] Overleigh Horse Treks 1990 soft cover, 90pp. illustrated in line and photography. The story of the Overleigh Horse Trekking business on Christchurch's bank's Peninsula. ISBN 0473010070


CRESSWELL Douglas 
Canterbury Tales (1850-1950)
cover image of Canterbury Tales (1850-1950) for sale in New Zealand

A journalistic account of the early days of settlement in Canterbury from the time of Wakefield and the New Zealand Company.
Various aspects and personalities of the first Canterbury century are recounted.
Wakefield, Godley, Bob FitzSimmons,

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$35 C/C
Kathleen Cresswell 1951 first edition, 164pp.
[#3720 ]



CRESSWELL Frances 
Old Homes of Lyttelton Harbour

The second revised edition of this book which describes the historic homes and homesteads of the harbour.
With sketches by Fanny Buss.
canterbury, lyttelton, banks peninsula

VG softback
$15 C/A
Pegasus Press 1966, 40pp [#2699 ]





EDE Jack 
I've Lived Another Year
cover image of I've Lived Another Year by Jack Ede for sale in New Zealand

An autobiography of a full life spent in outdoor pursuits including much mountain climbing in the Southern Alps.
Ede has been a Cub and Rover Scout, a Harrier, a soldier, a mountaineer, and a keen cyclist.
There are reminiscences of his family and social life as well as his outdoor pursuits.
ISBN0476005655
mountaineering, climbing, autobiography, Mt Cook, Mt Tasman, Mitre Peak, Mt Aspiring, army, Selwyn district, outdoors

VG softback, name label to first page.
Signed presentation inscription from Ede on the title page.
$45 C/C
Jack Ede Publishing 2004 first edition, 368pp.
[#3675 ]



ENSOR Rosemary 
Much Ado, Hanmer Springs 1883-1983
cover image of Much Ado, Hanmer Springs 1883-1983 for sale in New Zealand

A local history detailing a Century in Hanmer Springs.
north canterbury, colonial, development, thermal spa

VG softback
$45 C/B
Hanmer Springs Centennial Commitee 1975 first edition, 156pp with photos throughout.
[#3637, 3653 ]



GARDNER, BEARDSLEY & CARTER   A History of the University of Canterbury 1873-1973
VG VG $15 C/C University of Canterbury ( Christchurch, New Zealand) 1973 first edition hb dw 530pp + plates, map end papers [# 1722 new zealand school history]

GILLESPIE Oliver A.   Oxford The First Hundred Years
VG- minor soiling to cloth $40 C/C W&T 1953 first edition cloth, 260pp + plates and maps etc. Includes early electoral rolls. [#1813 nz hst]
GOULD D W J
The Press 1861-1961 the Story of a Newspaper

FN FN light edge wear with lamination separating at edges

$20 C/C [NZ 78]

Christchurch Press Company 1963 first edition, cloth, viii 298pp.


HANRAHAN M J   The Warm Wind of Faith A History of the Catholic Church in Ashburton
VG, gift inscription at foot of inside cover marked out $25 B/B Catholic Parish Ashburton 1981, stapled wrappers, 96pp. Illustrated with b&w photos in text. A Centennial publication. [#1137 new zealand history]

HANRAHAN M.   A Suitable Temple A History of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, New Zealand 1905-2005
FINE $35 B/B MJ Hanrahan/ Higgins Print 2004 first edition, soft cover. Landscape format, 112pp. Illustrated ISBN0476012503 [#1977 new zealand church history]

HARPER Barbara 
The Kettle on the Fuchsia
The Story of Orari Gorge
cover image of The Kettle on the Fuchsia

The story of Charles Tripp and his wife Ellen (nee Harper) and their family, and their sheep station at Orari Gorge.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some minor chipping loss to spine ends or corners.
$25 C/C
Reed 1967 first edition, 172pp + plates, map end papers.
[#3316, 3483 ]

G- hardback in G- dust jacket. Bookboards are severely rubbed or gnawed at the edges and the dust jacket has chipping loss to spine ends and corners. Internally a tidy copy but with unsightly covers. Gift inscription to half-title.
$10 C/C
Reed 1967 first edition, 172pp + plates, map end papers.
[#3353 ]





HARPER Barbara 
Wind in the Tussocks
The Story of the Rangitata Plains
cover image of Wind in the Tussocks The Story of the Rangitata Plains for sale in New Zealand

A good history of the Rangitata Plains and it's settlements including information on Ealing and Carew.
Cracroft run, Maronan run, Coldstream run, Shepherds Bush run, irrigation

VG hardback in VG- slightly worn dust jacket
$35 C/B
John McIndoe Ltd. 1972 (November first reprint) 144 pp. plus plates and maps.
[#2202 ]

VG hardback with no dust jacket
$25 C/B
John McIndoe Ltd. 1972 (November first reprint) 144 pp. plus plates and maps.
[#3662 ]



HAWKINS D. N. 
Rangiora
The Passing Years and People in a Canterbury Country Town

From Maori beginnings and Mantell's agreements with Ngai Tahu on settlement, through the development of agriculture and commerce, this gives a full history of the district of Rangiora and its township.
ISBN0473002108

VG hardback in G dust jacket with some edge wear, minor tears and some chipping to edges. Former owner details to free end paper.
$75 C/C
Rangiora Borough Council 1983, 479pp + plates. [#2970 new zealand history, canterbury ]

VG+ hardback with no dust jacket.
$55 C/C
Rangiora Borough Council 1983, 479pp + plates. [#3278 ]





HIGHT James & CANDY Alice M. F.  
A Short history of the Canterbury College (University of New Zealand)

The fore runner to the University of Canterbury. With a register of Graduates and Associates of the College. An uncommon title.

VG hardback with no dust jacket, library stamp and marking to free endpapers only, a few scattered pencil crosses to margins.
$55 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1927 first edition decorative cloth , viii 317pp + plates and folding charts. [#2333 nz history canterbury ]

another copy;

Fair condition as was salvaged from an earthquake demolished building, however it is only the boards that are damaged, with only a few pages a little crumpled to edges, otherwise internally a tidy copy. Maroon cloth with gilt titling and crest of the college. Lower joint splitting, crushing to boards corners and edges, some dust soiling, closed edges foxed.
$35 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1927 first edition. 317 pages plus plates and folding charts. [#2201 nz history]




HIGHT, STRAUBEL, PHILLIPS, MACMILLAN, GARDNER, & SCOTTER (editors) 
A History of Canterbury

The definitive history of the founding and settling of Canterbury, including pre-European Maori inhabitants. A set of three volumes which includes copies signed by one of the editors. Being vol 1-up to 1854, vol 2-1854-1876 (signed by Gardner), vol 3-1876-1950 (signed by Gardner).

VG+ hardbacks in VG+ dust jackets
$150 a heavy set, please enquire for shipping rate based on your location
Whitcombe and Tombs vol 1-1957, vol 2-1971 , vol 3-1965 [#1804 nz history ]





HIGHT James and C R STRAUBEL  
A History of Canterbury
Vol 1-to 1854

The definitive history of the founding and settling of Canterbury, this volume covers the founding years before and including the Canterbury Association's settlement.
Single volume.

VG+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with wear and chipping to edges. Some archival repairs to reverse of dust jacket.
$55 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1957, 287pp + plates.
[#3277 ]





HIGHT, STRAUBEL, PHILLIPS, MACMILLAN, GARDNER, & SCOTTER (editors)  
A History of Canterbury
Vol 3-1876-1950

The definitive history of the founding and settling of Canterbury, this volume covers growth after the Canterbury Association's success.
Ex-library, single volume.

G+ hardback in G dust jacket with wear and chipping to edges. Some library stamps and soiling, reference copy.
$35 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1965, 547pp + plates.
[#3125 ]





HILLS Dennis  
The Styx Story, a study of a Christchurch River

The natural and social history of the Styx River and catchment from its spring fed source in Harewood to the outlet into Brooklands Lagoon. Gives the geology, botany, biology and the human history of the waterway.
ISBN 9780473092306

VG+ softback
$30 B/C
Styx History Group 2002, 98 pages + colour plates. [#2471 nz history christchurch ]





HOCKEN LIBRARY
The Canterbury Colony, it's site and prospects, reprinted from Saunders' Monthly Magazine 1852

VG

$15 B/$5 international [NZ 48]

Hocken Library 1976 stapled wraps, 72pp, Victorian New Zealand A Reprint series no 2. ISBN 0902401037


HOLM Janet 
Nothing but Grass and Wind
The Rutherfords of Canterbury.
cover image of Nothing but Grass and Wind, The Rutherfords of Canterbury for sale in New Zealand

The story of how seven impoverished Scots siblings, children of George and Isobel Rutherford of Jedburgh, through hard work and canny dealings became the Amuri Wool Kings of Canterbury.
With their wealth they built large homesteads, country houses, businesses and were benefactors to the community.
ISBN0908790503
Culverden, Amuri, Mendip Hills, Leslie Hills, North Canterbury

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Jacket has some wear to edges, a gift inscription in ball pen to the first page (free end paper).
$25 B/D
Hazard Press 1992, 279 pp.
[#3697 ]



HOOD Lynley  
A City Possessed, The Christchurch Civic Creche Case

Complete account of the child-abuse case brought against Peter Ellis.
Other Christchurch City Civic Creche workers were investigated but not prosecuted.
A controversy raged over the allegations, witnesses and conviction, which was seen as tainted by the influence of the 'Satanic Ritual Abuse' mania rampant at the time in the USA.
ISBN9781877135620
crime, justice

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Longacre Press 2001 first edition, 672 pages. [#2603 ]





HOSKEN Evelyn 
Life on a Five Pound Note

A personal memoir of pioneering Timaru and South Canterbury. Includes Simons Station, Mount Cook and the MacKenzie Country.

VG hard cover in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
$35 C/C
Privately published 1964 first edition completing 2000 copies, 204pp + plates and folding map. [NZ13A new zealand history]

VG leather bound hard cover in VG dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Privately published 1964 third edition completing 6000 copies, 204pp + plates and folding map. [#1974]

VG- leather bound hard cover with VG dust jacket. Split at base of upper joint.THIS COPY IS SIGNED by the author to the title page.
$25 C/C
Privately published 1964 third edition completing 6000 copies, 204pp + plates and folding map. [#3304]

G hard cover in VG- dust jacket with light edge wear and corner chipping, ex library with marking.
$10 C/C
Privately published 1964 third edition completing 6000 copies, 204pp + plates and folding map. [#1115 new zealand history ]





HOSKEN Evelyn 
Turn Back the Clock

Evelyn Hosken's childhood memories of early Twentieth Century South Canterbury and the Mackenzie Country. Includes early Timaru, Adair School, Church Builders, Simon's Hill, the Sheep Stations of the Mackenzie.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with light wear, name and address to title page.
$20 C/C
Reed 1968 first edition hardcover, 164pp + plates. [#311 new zealand history, south canterbury ]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with light wear, name to free end paper and title.
$20 C/C
Reed 1968 first edition hardcover, 164pp + plates. [#1650 new zealand history, south canterbury ]





KERR Phyllis   From the Beginning Chronicles of a County; Geraldine
VG in VG dust jacket with minor rubbing to front $35 C/C Strathallan County Council 1976 first edition hard cover, 412pp + plates [#2175 nz history]

KNOWLES Margaret E. 
Picks and Bricks
Tales of South Malvern
cover image of Picks and Bricks, Tales of South Malvern

A local history of the Selwyn Valley area of South Malvern focusing on the productive townships of Coalgate, Glentunnel and Whitecliffs.
These serviced the coal mines and potteries that once flourished, and in turn supported the local merchants and services.
Compiled by Knowles from interviews with local residents.
Homebush, Pig Saddle Road, mining, pottery, kiln

VG softback
$35 C/A
Hilton Press 1990, 116pp.
[#3603 ]





LANE F. A.   Light in the Clearing
A Historical survey of Methodism in Rangiora including the Free Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Churches, 1859-1965
VG- $25 Rangiora Methodist Church 1965 first edition sewn sheets in illustrated paper wrapper, 94pp+ plates. [# 1751 nz church history]

LAWRENCE Averille   Strangers and Pilgrims A Hundred Years at St Mary's, Timaru.
$40 C/B Timaru Herald 1962 first edition, card boards with pasted on wrappers, 148pp + plates. Authors presentation to the then Archdeacon reads " To Archdeacon Plaistowe | with the author's compliments | Averille Lawrence | 30/5/62"12:55 p.m. 20/10/2006. New Zealand church/ parish history. [NZ 134]

LEE John A 
Shining with the Shiner

Stories of Shiner Slattery, most famous of the Canterbury Swagmen, and also of his companions of the road such as Barney Whiterats. This is the first clothbound edition.
swagman, itinerant, tinker, Canterbury

G hardback with spine cloth faded, name to fep, minor tear bottom edge of half title and title where carelessly opened, otherwise tidy copy. No dust jacket
$25 C/B
Bernard Henry / NV Douglas 1950, 192pp.
[#2992 ]





LEE John A  
Shiner Slattery

A biography of the professional tramp Shiner Slattery. His life told through the tales they still tell about him in rural Otago and Canterbury.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor repaired edge tear to cover.
$20 C/B
Collins 1964 first edition, 173pp.
[#3255 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/B
Collins October 1964 second impression, 173pp.
[#3600 ]





LEECH Robin 
All Bull
Tales of an Angus Studmaster
Illustrated by David Henshaw
cover image of All Bull, Tales of an Angus Studmaster

Robin Leech recounts his life story, focusing on the Floridale Angus Stud which he started at Kimberley near Darfield.
ISBN9780473142759
Canterbury, farming, livestock, biography

VG softback
$25 B/C
Robin Leech 2008, 176pp.
[#3424 ]





LOOSER Frieda 
Fendall's Legacy
A history of Fendalton and North-West Christchurch
cover image of Fendall's Legacy, A history of Fendalton and North-West Christchurch for sale in New Zealand

A fascinating history of the suburb of Fendalton, as well as neighbouring Riccarton, Ilam, Bryndwyr and Burnside.
ISBN9781877257049
christchurch, history, suburb

VG+ softback
$45 B/C
Canterbury University Press 2002, 227pp.
[# 3739]



MACFARLANE L. R. C.   Te Raka: Land of Happy Sunshine
Amuri, North Canterbury area regional memoirs

VG hardback with no dust jacket $15 C/B W&T 1954 first edition cloth, 140pp.[#2445 nz history, north canterbury]







MALING Peter Bromely edits Charles Obins Torlesse 
The Torlesse Papers
cover image of The Torlesse Papers

The Journals and letters of Charles Obins Torlesse concerning the foundation of the Canterbury Settlement in New Zealand 1848-51.

VG quarter cloth hardback with no dust jacket
$30 C/C
Pegasus Press 1958, First Edition limited to 750 copies, 238pp + plates.
[#3341 ]





MALING Peter Bromely edits Charles Obins Torlesse 
The Torlesse Papers
cover image of The Torlesse Papers

The Journals and letters of Charles Obins Torlesse concerning the foundation of the Canterbury Settlement in New Zealand 1848-51.
ISBN0908563981

VG softback.
$35 C/C
Caxton Press 2003, Second Edition limited to 750 copies, 255pp + plates.
[#3342 ]





St Margarets College   The School History and List of St Margaret's College from 1910 to 1975
VG $20 C/C St Margaret's College Old Girls 1975 first edition hard cover, 271pp. Ngaio Marsh attended this College. Printed by Caxton Press. [#1152 new zealand school history]

McDONALD K C   A History of Waitaki Boy's High School 1883-1958
VG $55 C/C W&T 1958 revised edition (after 1933) cloth, xvi 465pp+ plates. [#1135 new zealand history]

McDONALD K C   A History of Waitaki Boy's High School 1883-1958
VG $55 C/C Whitcombe and Tombs 1958 revised edition (after 1933) cloth, xvi 465pp+ plates. [#1801 newzealandchurchandschoolhistory]

McLAREN Tom 
The History of St John in Rangiora

Diamond Jubilee history of The Order of St John in Rangiora from 1912. Shows the tremendous service shown to the community by this charitable organisation, invaluable in the assistance provided by the ambulance and rescue service. Includes North Canterbury Sub District and the Amberley Division.

VG softback, name at front.
$25 C/B
Tom McLaren 1994, 98 pp + appendices. [#2971 new zealand history, canterbury ]





McLEOD David 
Down from the Tussock Ranges

New Zealand High Country farm reminiscences including the formation of the High Country Committee of Federated Farmers and wartime Home Guard frivolity.
ISBN0723306400
canterbury, Grasmere, Cora Lynn

FINE hardback in FINE dust jacket
$30 C/C
Whitcoulls 1980 first edition hard cover, 254pp [#504, 505, 3410 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Ex-library with some stamps but otherwise tidy.
$15 C/C
Whitcoulls 1980 first edition hard cover, 254pp [#3570 ]





McLEOD David 
Kingdom in the Hills
The story of a struggle.

In 1930 McLeod bought Grasmere Station and neighbouring Cora Lynn with his business partner C L Orbell. A total of 60,000 acres of high country sheep runs to be managed. Jacket art and chapter heads by Colin Wheeler
ISBN0723304025

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1974 first edition, 223pp + plates. [#506, 954, 2933 ]


McLEOD David 
Many a Glorious Morning
cover art by Colin Wheeler
cover image of Many a Glorious Morning

McLeod immigrated to New Zealand in the 1920s to become a musterer and sheep station manager. He worked on Mt White, Mesopotamia, Craigieburn and Avoca Stations. Accounts of sheep farming, rabbit pest and deer stalking.
ISBN072330179
Canterbury high country

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Small area at top of end paper removed.
$30 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1970, 255pp + plates.
[#3423 ]





McQUILKIN Ethel   A Brief History of the Holy Name Parish, Ashburton
VG small cup ring to cover $10 A/A 1972 stapled wrappers, 39pp [# 1267 new zealand church history]

MILNER Ian   Milner of Waitaki Portrait of the Man
VG VG light chipping head of spine $30 C/C McIndoe 1983 first edition hardcover, 218pp + plates. Biography of Frank Milner the Rector of Waitaki Boys High School. ISBN0868680621 [# 1710 new zealand school history]

MINSON Eve   A History of Anglican Ministry in New Brighton New Zealand
VG some handling soiling $15 A/A New Brighton Parish 1988, stapled paper wrapers, 24pp [# 1673 new zealand church history]

MOLLOY Brian 
Riccarton Bush: Putaringamotu
Natural History and Management

Complete information on the human and natural history of the Riccarton Bush forest reserve, commonly known as Dean's Bush after the original owners who preserved the native environment from the expansion of the newly founded Canterbury colony at Christchurch.
ISBN047302876X

VG+ hardback with slightly sunned spine. No dust jacket as issued.
$30 B/D
Riccarton Bush Trust 1995, xiv + 330 pages, illustrated. Limited edition of 2000 copies this copy number 1850.
[#3279 ]





MOMATIUK Yva and EASTCOTT John   High Country near fine First Edition hard cover copy
VG+ in VG+ dustwrapper $15 D/C Reed 1980 first edition hard cover, 128pp, mainly colour photos of the high country and the people working it, uncommon in hard cover. ISBN 0589013211 [#1976 other new zealand]

MORRISON J P   The Evolution of a City The Story of the Growth of the City and Suburbs of Christchurch the Capital of Canterbury in the Years from 1850 to 1903
VG VG small label lift to DW $20 C/C Christchurch City Council 1948 first edition cloth, xvi 197pp + plates. [# 1390 new zealand history ]

MORRISON J P   The Evolution of a City The Story of the Growth of the City and Suburbs of Christchurch the Capital of Canterbury in the Years from 1850 to 1903
VG VG- DW has small edge chip and browning $20 C/C Christchurch City Council 1948 first edition cloth, xvi 197pp + plates. [#2022 new zealand history ]

MOULD Jessie 
More Tales of Banks Peninsula
cover image of More Tales of Banks Peninsula

Jessie has compiled her own, and other's, memories of the early days on the Peninsula. Mainly information on Akaroa.
Lavericks, Vangioni, B E Baughan

VG softback
$20 C/A
Jessie Mould, undated (1978), 96pp.
[#2694, 3573 ]





NEWMAN Corallyn 
Canterbury Women Since 1893

Collected essays on womens issues in the period 1893-1975 in Canterbury, New Zealand.

VG softback, name to first page.
$20 C/B
Pegasus Press 1985, 58pp + plates,. [#2819 new zealand history, canterbury ]





NEWTON Peter 
The Boss's Story

The Problems and Pleasures of Managing a New Zealand Sheep Station. Newton's story of rising from a musterer to managing the Canterbury High Country stations at Grasmere and Mount White.

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket. Unclipped jacket has minor edge chipping to top edge of front panel, books free end paper clipped to corner affecting an insignificant part of the map.
$20 C/C
Reed 1966 first edition, 191pp + plates. [#2823 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under removable plastic sleeve, inscription to half title
$20 C/C
Reed 1966 first edition, 191pp + plates. [#3245 ]

VG hardback in G- dust jacket which has chipping and loss to front panel and edges, name to half title
$10 C/C
Reed 1966 first edition, 191pp + plates. [#1765 ]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket which has has chip to top of front panel. Book boards have some insect damage. SIGNED COPY 'Yours Sincerely, Peter Newton' to title.
$40 C/C
Reed 1966 first edition, 191pp + plates. [#1766 new zealand, history, canterbury ]





NEWTON Peter   High Country Days first edition
VG G DW chipped to spine ends and corners, some loss, edge wear, name to fep, minor foxing to closed edges and prelims $20 C/C Reed 1949 first edition hard cover, 198pp + plates. [# 1764 new zealand history]

NEWTON Peter  
Straggle Muster

High Country life and times, reminiscences of the author's time on South Island sheep stations. THIS COPY (#2683) signed by Newton to title page.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$30 C/B
Reed1964 first edition hard cover, 166pp.[#2683 canterbury high country ]




VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light edge wear, chipped to spine ends, small name to fep
$20 C/C
Reed1964 first edition hard cover, 166pp. [#1122 new zealand history]


VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with edge wear, some chipping loss to spine
$20 C/C
Reed1964 first edition hard cover, 166pp. [#2742 new zealand history]


NEWTON Peter   Wayleggo high country mustering
VG VG light wear to DW $20 C/ B Reed 1966 reprint of second edition, hard cover 155pp. Mainly Canterbury area. [# 1624 new zealand history]

NEWTON Peter   Big Country of the South Island North of the Rangitata
VG VG+ name to front and rear feps $20 C/C Reed 1977 reprint hb, 260pp + plates. ISBN 0589007637 [#1915 new zealand history]

NEW ZEALAND HISTORIC PLACES TRUST   The Lyttelton Time-Ball Station, an account of its history, operation and restoration.
Before being destroyed during the Canterbury earthquakes this was one of the few remaining operational Time-Ball stations in the world.

VG softback $15 C/Letter rate NZ Historic Places Trust / Pegasus Press, undated, 64pp, well illustrated in b&w photographs. [#2380 nz history canterbury lyttelton nautical chronometer ]








NZFUW New Zealand Federation of University Women   Sydenham, The Model Borough of Old Christchurch
An informal history of the establishment of Sydenham, it's schools, churches and social institutions.

Good softback but there is a vertical crease to cover and some sunfading near the spine. $25 C/A Pegasus Press for New Zealand Federation of University Women 1977, 96 pages. [#2248 nz history]







ODELL R. S. 
Handbook of Arthur Pass National Park
Its History, Tracks, Climbing Routes, Place Names, Geology, Botany

The history and natural history of the National Park around Arthur's Pass (as it is commonly called now). Good descriptions of the peaks, passes and tracks. Descriptions of the geology and vegetation. Includes photo plates, and a folding map at the rear.

VG softback with yapped edges, minor handling wear.
$45 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1935, 104pp.
[#3064 ]





ODELL R. S.  
Handbook of Arthur Pass National Park
Its History, Tracks, Climbing Routes, Place Names, Geology, Botany
cover image of Handbook of Arthur Pass National Park: Its History, Tracks, Climbing Routes, Place Names, Geology, Botany for sale in New Zealand

Written for the Arthur Pass National Park Board.
With details of the vegetation and geology of the National Park, and information for tourists, hikers and mountaineers.
Folding map at front.
tourism, guidebook, vintage, arthurs pass

G+ softback, minor soiling and a very small edge tear to wrappers.
$25 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1935 first edition, 103pp + plates, maps and adverts.
[#3802 ]



OGILVIE Gordon 
Banks Peninsula, Cradle of Canterbury
cover image of Banks Peninsula, Cradle of Canterbury

In 29 chapters Ogilvie gives the story of the founding and settlement of the many communities on the Peninsula.
With detailed information on the founding families, the indigenous Ngai Tahu settlements and remains, and the development of industries.
ISBN9781869561130
colonial, genealogy

VG hardback with VG dust jacket.
$125 C/D
GP Books 1994 Second Corrected edition, 283 pp.
[#3625, 3776 ]



OGILVIE Gordon 
Picturing the Peninsula

The history of Canterbury's Banks Peninsula shown through early photographs and sketches and paintings. People, places, buildings, ships and industries.
ISBN9780908790432

VG softback
$30 B/B
Hazard Press 1992, 152pp. [#2900 new zealand, canterbury ]





OGILVIE Gordon 
The Port Hills of Christchurch
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A history of the Port Hills recording the geography, botany and history of each settlement.
ISBN0790002450

VG+ Hardback with VG+ dust jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
$40 B/C
Philip King 1991, 246 pages. [#3338]

VG Hardback with VG dust jacket. Name to dedication page.
$30 B/C
Philip King 1991, 246 pages. [#3777]

VG+ Hardback with no dust jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
$20 B/C
Philip King 1991, 246 pages. [#2589]





OGILVIE Gordon 
The Port Hills of Christchurch
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A history of the Port Hills recording the geography, botany and history of each settlement.
ISBN0589010409

VG Hardback with VG dust jacket.
$30 B/C
Reed 1978 first edition, 246 pages. [#3473 ]





OGILVIE Gordon 
Moonshine Country
The Story of Waitohi, South Canterbury.
cover image of Moonshine Country; The Story of Waitohi, South Canterbury

A history of Waitohi, near Temuka in South Canterbury. From Maori times to European settlement and with some time spent on the period of moonshining and illegal alcohol distilling. With a chapter on the pioneer aviator and inventor Richard Pearse.

VG hardback in VG dustjacket with sun faded spine (as usual)
$25 C/C
Caxton Press 1971, 208pp.
[#1305, 3374, 3661 ]





O'MEEGHAN Michael  
Held Firm by Faith

A history of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch 1887-1987. Bishop Pompallier and the French missionaries. Irish Catholic priests during Fenian agitation on the West Coast. Marists etc.

VG softback $30 C/C Catholic Diocese of Christchurch (NZ) 1988 first printing, 368 pages. ISBN 0473006774 [#2520 new zealand church history]






OWEN S. J. editor 
The Estuary
Where Our Rivers Meet The Sea
cover image of The Estuary, Where Our Rivers Meet The Sea for sale in New Zealand

Details the geology, ecosystem, and the history of human activity in Christchurch's Avon-Heathcote Estuary and Brooklands Lagoon.
Very well illustrated including colour photographs and diagrams and drawings of animal and plant life.
ISBN0473015951
canterbury, environment, natural history, ecology

VG softback
$25 B/C
Christchurch City Council 1992, 137pp + appendices.
[#3713 ]



PARR Stephen 
Canterbury Pilgrimage

The first 100 years of the Church of England in Canterbury New Zealand

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with chipped ends, tear to lower corner fold, name to fep
$25 C/C
Centennial Committee Diocese Christchurch 1951 FIRST EDITION 203pp + plates, map endpapers [NZ15 new zealand church history]

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with small tear to upper corner
$25 C/C
Centennial Committee Diocese Christchurch 1951 FIRST EDITION 203pp + plates, map endpapers [#1932 new zealand church history]






PASCOE John   The Southern Alps from the Kaikouras to the Rangitata (Pegasus Press New Zealand Holiday Guide)
A vintage guide to climbing and mountaineering in New Zealand's Southern Alps.

G+ softback in soiled stapled wraps, centre page detached but present $20 A/A Pegaus 1956 revised edition, 72pp +errata slip [#2384 nz history canterbury mountaineering]







PENNEY Sarah E.W. 
Beyond the City
cover image of Beyond the City

A history of the land and the people of Riccarton, Waimari and Paparua in Christchurch / Canterbury.
Selwyn county, Christchurch, local government, Templeton, Halswell

VG hardback in VG dustjacket.
$45 B/D
Penney Ash Publications 1977, 239pp.
[#3475 ]





PENNEY Sarah 
Lake Ellesmere to Te Pirita: The Land and its People

A history of Ellesmere County, south of Christchurch, from the days of Maori occupation. Includes Lincoln, Springston, Greenpark, Lake Ellesmere, Irwell, Brookside, Doyleston, Lakeside, Taumutu, Southbridge, Leeston, Killinchy, Dunsandel, Haldon and Te Pirita.
THIS COPY [#2867] signed by the author.

VG- hardback with no dust jacket. Name to endpaper, signed by author to title page
$75 B/C
Penney Ash Publications 1979, 262pp. [#2867 new zealand history, canterbury ]





PETERS Marie  
Christchurch- St Michael's

A Study in Anglicanism in New Zealand 1851-1972. St Michael and All Angels, the first church in Christchurch and an example of New Zealand Anglo-Catholicism.
ISBN0900392363

VG some rubbing wear to covers $35 C/C University of Canterbury 1986 first edition sewn sheets in soft covers, 225pp + coloured frontis, illustrated within text. [#2518 new zealand church history]

VG inscription to half title, light spine wear $35 C/C University of Canterbury 1986 first edition sewn sheets in soft covers, 225pp + coloured frontis, illustrated within text. [# 758 new zealand church history]





PILGRIM (C L Innes) 
Canterbury Sketches; or, Life from the Early Days.
1879

Rare early accounts of the Canterbury settlement by one of the early settlers. Includes some pieces reprinted from early newspaper articles.

G+ green cloth, rebound with new endpapers. ALL PLATES and ILLUSTRATIONS are missing. Some modern pen notes to the new endpapers. Some mild foxing.
$75 A/B
Lyttelton Times 1879, (x) 209pp+ 2 leaves.
[#3116 ]





POWER Gerry 
White Gold
The Mount Hutt story

The story of the development of the Mount Hutt ski-field area that saved the mid-Canterbury town of Methven from economic ruin. Gives an overview of the history of Methven and surrounds, the physical development of the ski-field for winter sports, and also the natural environment.
ISBN1877257222
Mt Hutt, skifield, skiing, Methven

VG+ softback
$30 B/B
Canterbury University Press 2002, 155pp
[#3073, 3678 ]





PRICE Felicity 
LWR: 100 Years in the Making
cover image of Lane Walker Rudkin: 100 Years in the Making for sale in New Zealand

A history of the founding and development of Lane Walker Rudkin Ltd., the iconic Christchurch clothing manufacturer.
Well known for producing the Canterbury brand of clothing used by National rugby teams, and the All Blacks, LWR had a number of market leading clothing brands.
LWR was placed into liquidation in 2009, when it's financing bank laid chages of fraud against its director.
ISBN9781877270918
chistchurch, company history, clothing, manufacturing

VG softback
$30 B/C
Hazard Press 2005, 184pp.
[#3750 ]



PRITCHARD Brian   Words and Music A Jubilee History of the Christchurch Harmonic Society
VG VG $15 C/B Pegasus 1977 first edition hard cover, 143pp + plates. Amateur music performers. [#1138 new zealand history]

RANGIORA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY INC. 
Rangiora
An Early Pictorial Record

Full page photographs with descriptive captions, organised into sections on; Town centre, Hotels, Churches, People, Medical services, Education, Sports, Railways, Horses, Market days, Industry, The Flood of 1902, Houses.
ISBN0473023164

VG softback, rear cover has minor crease.
$20 C/B
Rangiora Photographic Society Inc. 1993, 171pp. [#2972 new zealand history, canterbury ]





ROBERTS Barbara B. 
A History of the Belfast Schools 1859-1978
cover image of A History of the Belfast Schools 1859-1978

Belfast schools in Christchurch, the story of the establishment, development, staff, pupils and community involvement. Illustrated.

VG- softback.
$20 C/B
Belfast School Centennial Committee 1978, 120 pp
[#3344 ]





ROBERTS Betty and Norman   Old Stone House 1870-1990 And the Cracroft Community Centre of Christchurch 1972 - 1990
VG slight sun fade to spine and on to front cover, faint crease to corner of cover $30 C/C Te Waihora Press, for the Cracroft Community Centre 1991 first edition, soft cover. Large format book on sized paper. 175pp The Cracroft Wilson Family and Old Stone House; The Student Christian Movement Years; Towards a Retreat and Conference Centre; The Fire; The Birth of a Community Centre; Dame Fortune Smiles on Restoration; Community Centre Programmes. ISBN 0473011417 [#2097 new zealand history]

ROLLESTON Rosamond  William and Mary Rolleston an informal biography
VG G DW faded and some short edge tears, name to foot of title page $20 C/C Reed 1971 first edition hb dw 150pp + plates, genealogy charts to endpapers ISBN 0589006215 [# 1720 new zealand biography]

RUTHERFORD Ben 
A View from the Brothers
MacDonald Downs Homestead

A Canterbury family's story of sheep farming, dog trialing, hunting, horse racing and showjumping.
ISBN0589004530

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Reed 1970 first edition, 237pp + plates.
[#3265 / 3370 ]

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Name to fep, soiled title page.
$8 C/C
Reed 1970 first edition, 237pp + plates.
[#1671 ]





SEWELL Henry edited by W. David McIntyre  
The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853-7
cover image of The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853-7 volume 1cover image of The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853-7 volume 2

The early journal kept by New Zealand politician Henry Sewell in turbulent times of the founding of New Zealand's Colonial Governmental bodies.
ISBN 0723306230 / vol 1 ISBN 0723306249, vol 2 ISBN 0723306257

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. 2 volumes.
$40 B/D
Whitcoulls, 1980. 510 + 370 pages
[#3312 ] Colonial Nineteenth Century Journal Biography Primary Source Politics General Assembly





SEWELL Henry edited by W. David McIntyre   The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853-7
VOLUME TWO ONLY. The early journal kept by New Zealand politician Henry Sewell in turbulent times of the founding of New Zealands Governmental bodies.

VG hardback in VG dustjacket under plastic sleeve
$25 B/C
Whitcoulls, 1980. 370 pages ISBN0723306257 [#2657 New Zealand History Colonial Nineteenth Century Journal Biography Primary Source Politics General Assembly ]





SHARFE Jean 
Players Protesters and Politicians A History of the University of Canterbury Students' Association

A History of the University of Canterbury Students' Association, from 1873 to 1994.
This copy has a presentation inscription, signed by the author, to the first page.
ISBN0473031248

VG+ softback
$20 B/B
Clerestory Press 1995, 152pp. [#2926 canterbury, new zealand ]





SILVERSON Alice 
The Last Thirty Years 1963-1993
The History of the Canterbury Area Health Board
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Gives details of the North Canterbury and Canterbury Area Health Board including details of the regional and rural hospitals, and the personell and management.
ISBN9780473029647
health, medicine, dhb, canterbury

VG softback with faintly sunned spine.
$30 B/D
Canterbury Health Ltd.1995, 396 pp.
[#3472 ]




SIMPSON Wyndam
Rise Brothers, Rise A History of the Christchurch Liedertafel 1885-1985

VG+ VG minor marking to protected DW, includes leather anniversary bookmark.

$20 B/B [NZ 124]

Christchurch Liedertafel (1985) first edition hardcover, 83pp. Includes photos. Is a limited edition with the number 062 embossed to the front DW flap but no statement of limitation.


SLATTER Gordon 
Great Days at Lancaster Park
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Lancaster Park had played a central role in Christchurch social life for more than a century before the 2011 earthquake closed it permanently.
Not just used as a sporting venue, it has been the scene of some truly remarkable events, including concerts and rallies.
Slatter has discussed the most moving, and fascinating accounts of these events from the period up to 1974.
ISBN0723303894
jade stadium, lancaster park, cricket, rugby, sports in christchurch, history

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Small name to first page.
$20 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1974, 234pp.
[#3709 ]



SLATTER Gordon   The Story of Rolleston House 1919-74
VG VG small amount of insect damage to rear fep (only), DW some edge wear and minor chipping or short tears $30 C/C Pegasus 1977 first edition hard cover, 157pp + plates. Rolleston House of Canterbury University, Christchurch. [# 955 nzhst]

SPENCE J.R. 
Our School Grows Up
A Short History of Kaikoura Town School

From 1866 to 1958, gives an account of the school's development under the various headmasters.
ISBN

VG softback, owner details at top of title page.
$35 C/A
The Kaikoura DHS Anniversary Celebrations Association 1958, 72pp + plates.
[#3070 ]





ST ANDREWS COLLEGE 
St Andrews Collegian 1965
Issue XLVII
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School magazine/ yearbook for 1965.

VG- paper cover
$15 B/B
St Andrews College 1965, 84pp.
[#3394 ]





ST ANDREW'S COLLEGE   St Andrew's College 1916-1966 History and School List
VG G+ $35 St Andrew's College 1968 cloth gilt titled, 297pp+ plates. Original plain onion paper DW has edge wear and browned spine. [#1134 new zealand history].
STACK J W
Through Canterbury and Otago with Bishop Harper in 1859-60

FN

$35 B/Letter rate international [NZ 28]

Akaroa Mail undated (reprint) stapled wrappers, presentation inscription inside cover " from the descendants of Bishop Harper" "Dec 1981 Peter B Maling" (the historian) 28pp double column text, travel through the wilds of early colonial New Zealand from Stack's travelling notebook.


STAPYLTON-SMITH Mary  
Diamond Harbour, Portrait of a Community
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A social history of Diamond Harbour, the small community across the water from Lyttelton Harbour. Compiled from varied sources. Well illustrated.
ISBN0473021552

VG softback has some wear at corners of covers, SIGNED by Stapylton-Smith
$45 B/C
Diamond Harbour Community Association 1993, 190 pages.
[#2344 ]





STEVENS P G   Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd The Jubilee History 1919-1969
Near Fine book and wrapper $20 C/C W&T for PGG 1970 cloth, 152pp + plates. First 50 years of the Canterbury agricultural business. [# 692 nzhst]

STEVENS P G   Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd The Jubilee History 1919-1969
VG VG minor wear to DW, name to first page $15 C/C W&T for PGG 1970 cloth, 152pp + plates. First 50 years of the Canterbury agricultural business. [#2023 new zealand history]

STRANGE Glyn 
The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Then and Now
 The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Then and Now

A full history of this architectural gem in Christchurch. Originally housing Canterbury College University, it was then used for many years as craft workshops, artisan studios and cafes and theatres. The site of a weekly market until the 2011 earthquake severley damaged the buildings, which are in the process of being repaired and reopened. This book gives information on the architecture and design, educational facilities and staff of the University, and how it was transformed into the Arts Centre when the University moved to Ilam. Written before the earthquakes.
ISBN047312537X

VG- softback, top edge of first page trimmed off.
$25 B/C
Clerestory Press 1994, 128pp.
[#3491]

VG- softback, with sunfaded spine.
$30 B/C
Clerestory Press 1994, 128pp.
[#3302, 3679]

VG softback, Signed by author to title page.
$35 B/C
Clerestory Press 1994, 128pp.
[#2069]





THOMPSON C.  
The History of St Michael and All Angels

The Early Days of the Church of Christchurch, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Canterbury, Later Known as St. Michael and All Angels

VG softback in stapled wrappers, has been lightly cresed down the centre from being folded, author's presentation inscription to inside cover $25 B/A Caxton Press, 1971, 29 +4pp plates [#2377 NZ school history ]



TIPPLES Rupert 
Colonial Landscape Gardener
Alfred Buxton of Christchurch, New Zealand 1872-1950.
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A history of this early landscape and garden designer, who began as a nurseryman, and later became a flower grower in Otaki. Includes many rare photographs in folding panoramas.
ISBN0864760337
christchurch, landscape design, nursery, gardening, biography

VG softback
$45 B/D
Department of Horticulture and Landscape, Lincoln College 1989, 179pp.
[#3474 ]





TRAVERS W.T.L.   Stirring Times of Te Rauparaha ,Chief of the Ngatitoa and The Sacking of Kaiapohia by Rev. STACK
VG $10 B/B Wilson & Horton facsimile paperback, 246pp with illustrations, newsprint stock. [#1825 nz history]

TURNER Gail 
Living at Mt Algidus

A compelling story of life at Mount Algidus, New Zealand's best known high country station. Told through the eyes of city dweller Gail Turner, it is the tale of her son, Ben, and his wife Anna's five years spent living in this spectacular setting. A beautifully told story of a life dictated by river crossings, surrounded by stunning scenery and ruled by remoteness, Living at Mount Algidus is a must-read for those touched by Mona Anderson's recollections of life in the high country. Filled with amusing anecdotes, historical references and detailed reference to the wildlife in the area, this is the story of a city boy and a country girl who together embark on a journey that will influence their lives forever.
ISBN9781877393044

VG+ softback
$20 B/B
Hazard Press 2006, 133pp. [#2932 canterbury ]





TYRRELL A. R.   Strong to Endure Waitaki Boys' High School 1883-1983
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light chipping head and tail of spine $15 C/C Waitaki Old Boys Association 1983 first edition hardcover, 336pp + plates. [# 1711 new zealand school history]

VANCE William   High Endeavour, story of the Mackenzie Country
VG VG- DW lightly worn with rubbed joints, name to fep $30 C/C privately published 1966 third edition completing 6000 copies, 275pp + plates and charts, map eps Canterbury Mackenzie Country High Country farming. [# 1580 / 1767 ]

VANCE William   Bush Bullocks and Boulders The Story of the Upper Ashburton
VG VG- DW chipped head of spine and corners with light rubbing $40 C/C 1976 first edition hard cover, 260pp + plates, map endpapers [# 650 nz hist]

WILLIAMSON Eulla   Hearts, Hands and Voices Centenary of St Mary's Anglican Church, Geraldine
VG+ VG+ illustrated wrapper over card boards $25 C/B Centennial Committee 1978 first edition, hard covered, 126pp + plates. [#1897 nz church history]

WILSON John 
Christchurch, Swamp to City
A Short History of the Christchurch Drainage Board 1875-1989.
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Built on a swamp, the importance of the Christchurch Drainage Board in draining the water from storm drains and sewers is hard to overstate. This history shows the methods used by the CDB to take Christchurch from the country's most unhealthy town in the 1870s, to the best drained city by the 1980s.Illustrated with photographs and maps and charts.
ISBN0908714041

VG softback
$45 B/C
Te Waihora Press 1989, 96pp + folding maps.
[#3418, 3571 ]





WILSON John 
Cheviot; Kingdom to County

A history of Cheviot Hills Canterbury, from the founding of the large sheep runs, later sub-divided by the government leading to the growth of smaller farms, towns and settlements.
ISBN0473103215
North Canterbury, history

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket with faint sun fade to spine.
$95 B/D
Cheviot Historical Records Society Inc. 1993, 328pp. Includes a 12 page supplement of footnotes to the book, and a programme for the Cheviot Hills Centenary in 1993.
[#2989 ]





WILSON John 
Lost Christchurch
cover image of Lost Christchurch by John Wilson for sale in New Zealand

A record of notable Christchurch buildings of the past that have not survived into the present.
Also records buildings that at the time of writing were considered under threat, many of which have since succumbed to development or the devastating 2010-2011 earthquakes.
Good historic photographs.
ISBN0908714009
heritage, architecture, buildings

VG softback
$45 B/B
Te Waihora Press 1985, first reprint in an edition of 1500 copies, 96 pages.
[#3737 ]



WOODS Barrie and William WOODS  
William of Suthridge, a pioneer's story

The story of William Woods of Godalming, Surrey to Canterbury, New Zealand aboard ship in 1874. Includes shipboard diary.

VG+ softback $35 C/A publ. Barrie Woods 2000, 154 pages. [#2378 nz biography genealogy ]




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