OTAGO, SOUTHLAND AND STEWART ISLAND HISTORY

Books on the history of Otago and Southland people and places. Regional local history.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.


ANDERSON William 
Milford Trails

The story of the Fiordland tramping tracks and huts, and the history of the Milford and Dusky Sounds area of Southland.
ISBN0589004727

Near FINE hardback in Near FINE dust jacket
$25 C/C
Reed 1971 FIRST EDITION 181pp + plates, map endpapers.
[NZ16+ 3083 ]





ANDERSON W. A. 
Doctor in the Mountains

The memoirs of a local GP in Wakatipu / Queenstown area for many years.
Dust jacket is a painting by Douglas Badcock.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/C
Reed 1967 reprint hard cover, 175pp+ plates.
[#4853 + (1970 edition) #3191 ]





ARCHERFIELD SCHOOL DUNEDIN  
The Brownie

The Archerfield Magazine vol 16 1935cover image of The Brownie; The Archerfield Magazine vol 16 1935, for sale in New Zealand

Annual school magazine from Archerfield, one of several schools delivering secondary education to girls in Dunedin.
It closed in 1944.
Dunedin, education, genealogy, school yearbook, history

VG- with stapled paper covers.
One plate detached and the verso has two names and addresses in contemporary ink, minor foxing, rear page (printers imprint) totally covered with signatures of school members.
$30 C/B
Otago Daily Times 1935, 39pp + 2 plates.
[#4835 ]



ARCHERFIELD SCHOOL DUNEDIN  
The Brownie

The Archerfield Magazine vol 18 1937cover image of The Brownie; The Archerfield Magazine vol 18 1937, for sale in New Zealand

Annual school magazine from Archerfield, one of several schools delivering secondary education to girls in Dunedin.
It closed in 1944.
Dunedin, education, genealogy, school yearbook, history

VG with stapled paper covers, name at head of title page.
$30 C/B
Otago Daily Times 1937, 40pp + 2 plates.
[#4836 ]



BLACK Helen  Sunshine and Shadow signed by the author, Mayoress of Dunedin
G+ a small amount of red staining to the upper joint and lower fore edge board, signed across frontis by the author, minor foxing to closed edges $15 C/C John McIndoe 1947 first edition cloth, 284pp + plates. Reminiscences of her life including the first frozen meat shipment aboard the 'Dunedin' which her father participated in. Much of her world wide travels and political career. [# 1244 new zealand biography]

CATRIDGE L. E. & L. D. Kenyon   The Anglican Church in Waimate 1844-1972
A History of St Augustine's Parish (Centenary)
VG+ VG+ illustrated wrapper over card boards $25 C/B Centennial Committee 1972 first edition, hard covered, 110pp + plates. [#1896 nz church history]

CHAPMAN-COHEN, G. (Editor) 
Full Circle in Catlins Schools
cover image of Full Circle in Catlins Schools Centenary: From Owaki School 1875 to Owaka District High School 1975 for sale in New Zealand

Published for the Centenary of a school district in the Catlins.
From Owaki School 1875 to Owaka District High School 1975
Owaki, Ahuriri, Glenomaru, Catlins River, Hina Hina, Tahatika, Ratanui, Romareka, Browns and Owaka Valley, Purekireki, Katea, Tarara, Purekauiti, Houipapa, Ahuriri Flat-Otekura, Tawanui, Puketiro, Pounawea, Otago

G+ softback, name at front and some wear to covers.
$40 C/C
Catlins Schools' Centennial Committee 1976, 168pp.
[#3945 ]



CHISHOLM James 
Fifty Years Syne
 Fifty Years Syne

A Jubilee Memorial of the Presbyterian Church of Otago. Includes mention of the original settlement of Otago, and the purchase of land from Maori. Captain Cargill's arrival etc. Many photographs.

G+ hardback in white buckram with red decoration, slightly soiled from handling, corners bumped, front fep missing, frontis and tissue present, untrimmed closed edges slightly foxed, small chip from head of title and contents where carelessly opened (cut). No jacket.
$35 C/C
J Wilkie & Co. 1898, viii + 242pp + plates, folding plates and diagrams
[#3298 ]





CLUTHA Valley Development Commission 
Clutha Valley Development Commission Final Report Volume Two
cover image of Clutha Valley Development Commission Final Report Volume Two for sale in New Zealand

Official reports and surveys on the proposed Clutha River hydro-electric and irrigation scheme.
Includes folding charts and diagrams, some photos, various official reports etc.
otago, clutha, hydro electric scheme, dam, cromwell

VG- paper bound typescript with stapled binding with taped spine as issued.
$50 B/C
Clutha Valley Development Commission 1974, approx 100pp.
[#3929 ]



COLLIE John with J D Salmond and A M Elliffe 
The Story of the Otago Free Church Settlement 1848 to 1948
A Century's Growth By a Southern Sea
 The Story of the Otago Free Church Settlement

The history of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland. Includes Missionary work, Knox Residential College. Gives much local information pertaining to the development of Otago and Southland, and prominent members of the church and community.
This copy is one of 200 numbered and signed copies in the deluxe edition. Signed by the author and the convenors of the Centennial Committee and the Historical Committee.

G+ leather bound hardback. Spine sun-faded, spine ends rubbed, internally tidy except some minor pencil notes to margins.
$35 C/C
Presbyterian Bookroom 1948, xvi 368pp + plates.
[#3301 ]





COLLIE John 
The Story of the Otago Free Church Settlement 1848-1948
A Century's Growth by a Southern Sea

The history of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland. Includes Missionary work, Knox Residential College. Gives much local information pertaining to the development of Otago and Southland, and prominent members of the church and community.

VG hardback with no dust jacket. A clean copy of the standard edition.
$25 C/C
Presbyterian Bookroom (1948) cloth, xvi 368pp + plates.
[#2000,3311 ]





COLLINS John   History of Waihi School 1907-1982
SIGNED COPY
VG $35 B/B Waihi School Association 1982 first edition hardcover titled to boards, 102pp + plates. Signed by author to title. [NZ 122]

COX K. F. S. & W. R. Morris   Archdeacon L. G. Whitehead a biography
VG VG small nick out of top corner of DW $15 C/B Pegasus Press 1977 first edition hard cover, 79pp + plates. Warden of Selwyn College, Dunedin 1919-1950. [#1942 new zealand biography]

CROZIER Anita   Beyond The Southern Lakes The Explorations of W G Grave
VG hardback in VG lightly worn dust jacket with minor scrape along spine. $30 C/C Reed 1974 reissue, 124pp + plates. Map endpapers. Exploration and mountaineering in Western Otago. ISBN 0589008935 [#2205 new zealand history]

DEMPSEY Gertrude 
Isle of the Glowing Skies

Gertrude Dempsey has written about the island she loves. The history of Rakiura, Port William, Ulva Island, Moturau Mona, Ringa Ringa, the whaling base, Paterson Inlet, and the wildlife including mutton-birds.

VG hardback THIS COPY HAS NO dust jacket
$15 C/B
Reed 1951 first edition, 64pp + plates
[#3110 ]





DEMPSEY Gertrude 
The Spell of Stewart Island
cover image of The Spell of Stewart Island, for sale in New Zealand

A new work by Gertrude, two-thirds of which is revised material from Isle of the Glowing Skies and The Little World of Stewart Island.
The landscape, the wildlife, and the people of Rakiura.
Foveaux Strait, Oban, Paterson Inlet, Port Pegasus, Mason Bay

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Reed 1967 First Edition, 208pp + plates, pictorial endpapers.
[#4983 ]



DUNCAN Alfred H. 
The Wakatipians, or Early days in New Zealand
cover image of The Wakatipians, or Early days in New Zealand, for sale in New Zealand

A reprint of 1888 original penned by a settler who arrived in 1860 on the 'Clontarf' to the Lake Wakatipu area.
Otago

VG soft cover with stapled wrappers
$15 C/A
Lakes District Centennial Museum Arrowtown 1969, 60pp.
[#4513 ]



EUNSON Keith 
Rotary in Alexandra, Golden Jubilee 1943-1993
cover image of Rotary in Alexandra, Golden Jubilee 1943-1993, for sale in New Zealand

A history of 50 years of service from the Alexandra Rotary Club.
ISBN0908900120
otago, friendly society, history, community group

VG perfect bound softcover.
$15 B/A
Alexandra Rotary 1993 first edition, 143pp with illustrations.
[#2318 ]



GARNIER B. J. 
The Face of Otago
cover image of The Face of Otago, for sale in New Zealand

Seven essays on various aspects of the province of Otago and its natural and human history.
regional history, physiography, climate, vegetation and soils, southland, fiordland

VG hardback with no jacket
$20 C/B
Otago Centennial Historical Publications 1948 first edition, 82pp + plates and folding map.
[#4936 ]



GILKISON Robert 
Early Days in Central Otago

The story of the pioneer settlers of Otago. Includes maori days, gold rushes etc.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some short scuffs or chips to spine ends and upper joint.
$30 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1967, xv 191pp.
[NZ133 ]





GILKISON Robert 
Early Days in Central Otago
Fourth edition, with corrections and new illustrations.

The story of the pioneer settlers of Otago. Includes maori days, gold rushes etc.
ISBN072330551X

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some short edge tears and surface rubbing.
$30 C/C
Whitcoulls 1978, 191pp + plates..
[#3104 ]




GORDON Doris
Doctor Down Under

VG VG chipped spine ends of DW, fep removed.

$8 C/B [NZ 140]

Faber / Whitcombe and Tombs 1957 first edition cloth, 190pp. Autobiography of the founder of the New Zealand Obstetrical Society and an early pioneer woman doctor, sequel to Backblocks Baby Doctor.


HALL-JONES John 
Goldfields of the South
cover image of Goldfields of the South, for sale in New Zealand

Fascinating history of the gold rushes in Otago and Southland.
Very well illustrated with photographs.
ISBN 0908629044
Preservation Inlet, Waiau, Orepuki, Round Hill, Mataura, Nokomai, Waikaia, Golden Site mine, Morning Star battery, quartz

G+ softback with name and address to spine edge of cover and first page.
$20 B/B
Craig Printing 1986, 76pp.
[#4999 ]



HALL-JONES John  
Mr Surveyor Thomson

Early days in Otago and Southland. The biography of John Turnbull Thomson, Surveyor-General of New Zealand. Thomson began surveying Otago in 1856, and was the first European to see such places as Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea. Early New Zealand exploration and Otago history.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$45 C/B
Reed 1971 first edition, 146 pages + plates and map endpapers. ISBN0589006541 [#2604 new zealand history otago ]





HARGREAVES R. P. 
Nineteenth Century Otago and Southland Town Plans

Hocken Library Publication No. 3.
The scope of this bibliography is the maps of towns published before 1876 by the Otago and Southland Provincial Surveys, and after that date to the end of the century, by the General Survey Department

VG softback, folded and stapled through spine.
$25 C/A
University of Otago Press 1968, 56 pages + folding map. [#2873 new zealand, history, otago ]





HEN 
Centennial Scratches By Hen.
cover image of Centennial Scratches By Hen, for sale in New Zealand

Otago centennial , humorous cartoons pertaining to colonisation etc and the 100 years of events, some have been 'altered' in pencil with borders given or segments filled in ( graphite pencil), still tidy though.
new zealand, history, cartoon, caricature, graphic art

VG- softback, printed wrappers stapled at spine.
$20 B/B
Whitcombe and Tombs, 1948. First Edition
[#4449 ]


HERCUS Charles & Gordon Bell
The Otago Medical School under the First Three Deans

VG

$35 C/C [NZ 88]

E & S Livingstone 1964 first edition hardcover, 381pp.


HOSKINS Robert 
Goldfield Balladeer
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The life and times of the celebrated Charles R Thatcher, the 'Inimitable' songster of the New Zealand goldfields. Balladeer of Australian and New Zealand goldfields in 1850-1870s. Complete with bibliography, and the lyrics of 24 songs, with the names of the tunes they were set to.
ISBN0002169037

VGhardback in VG dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Collins 1977 first edition. 194pp + plates.
[#2194, NZ119]





HUNT Christine 
Something in the Hills, Yesterdays in Central Otago
cover image of Something in the Hills, Yesterdays in Central Otago for sale in New Zealand

Author collects the reminiscences of Otago Old-Timers.
ISBN0589012274
oral history, interviews, new zealand history, otago

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light wear to edges
$30 C/C
Reed 1979 first edition hard cover, 180pp.
[#2041, 2549 ]



JARDINE D G. 
Shadows on the Hill
The Remarkables Station, Queenstown.
cover image of Shadows on the Hill, the Remarkables Station, Queenstown.for sale in New Zealand

The Remarkables high country sheep station in southern New Zealand, with historical information on those who have run it as a business as well as the native wildlife and the landscape etc.
ISBN0589010093
otago, history, farms

VG hardback with VG dust jacket.
Small name and address to half-title page.
$35 C/C
Reed 1978, 190pp many black and white photos in text, map end papers.
[#4255 ]



KNIGHT Hardwicke 
The Ordeal of William Larnach
cover image of The Ordeal of William Larnach for sale in New Zealand

William James Mudie Larnach CMG (27 January 1833 12 October 1898), is best known in New Zealand for his grand house Larnach Castle in Dunedin. With varying success in business and politics, he was appointed Chief Colonial Manager of the Bank of Otago, whose decline he could not reverse.
A number of factors may have contributed to his decision to commit suicide in a committee room at Parliament.
ISBN0864660006 / 0959785779
biography, otago, dunedin, politics, new zealand

VG softback with minor wear to covers.
$15 C/B
University of Oatgo 1993, 136pp.
[#3805 ]



KNUDSON D A   The Story of Wakatipu

History of Lake Wakatipu and the district around Queenstown

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, book has slight surface mottling to cloth boards $15 A/B Whitcombe and Tombs 1968 first edition cloth, 168pp. B&W illustrations throughout. [#2342/4420 ]






MacDONALD Jennifer  
Riding the Greenstone Trail
cover image of Riding the Greenstone Trail for sale in New Zealand

A record of a Fiordland horse trek taken by Jennifer in 1947, from Queenstown, along the Hollyford, to Martins Bay and onwards.
Jennifer' father was L R C Macfarlane.
ISBN9780473141714
horsetrek, equestrian, David Gunn,

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$35 B/C
Jennifer McDonald 2008, first edition, 132 pp.
[#4197 ]



MACNICOL Terri 
Beyond the Skippers Road

Shotover River near Queenstown in Otago. High country mustering at Mount Aurum etc.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with some edge wear
$20 C/B
Reed 1965 or later, 160pp + plates [#3139/3308/3888/3910/4038 ]





MASON Judy 
A Venture of Faith
cover image of A Venture of Faith The story of St Hilda's Collegiate School 1896-1996 for sale in New Zealand

The story of St Hilda's Collegiate School 1896-1996.
Founded by the first Anglican bishop of Dunedin, Bishop Samuel Nevill and staffed by the Sisters of the Church.
The sisters withdrew from the school in the 1930s and is integrated into the state school system.
school, history, centenary publication, girls school

VG softback
$25 B/C
St Hildas Board of Trustees 1996, 221pp.
[#4064 ]



MAY Muriel 
Freshly Remembered; half a century of school

Muriel May's memoirs of fifty years in the Otago education system.
ISBN0723303827
biography, education, otago

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$15 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1973 first edition, 157pp. [#4556 ]

VG hardback with G chipped dust jacket
$10 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1973 first edition, 157pp. [#4557]





McCRAW John 
The Siren's Call, Experiences in a Volunteer Fire Brigade
cover image of The Siren's Call, Experiences in a Volunteer Fire Brigade by John McCraw for sale in New Zealand

Anecdotes of the Alexandra Volunteer Fire Brigade
ISBN0473011549
fire fighting, social history, otago

VG softback Signed by author.
$15 C/B
Silverdale Publications 1991, 157pp with illustrations and maps.
[#1918 ]



McDONALD Georgina   Grand Hills for Sheep Otago Centennial Prize Novel
VG G DW has large chips to spine ends and surface soiling $10 C/C W&T 1949 first edition hard cover, 303pp. Historical fiction set in Otago of 1848. [# 970 nz hst]

McDONALD Georgina 
The Flame Unquenched
cover image of The Flame Unquenched Being the History of The Presbyterian Church in Southland 1856-1956 for sale in New Zealand

History of The Presbyterian Church in Southland 1856-1956
church history, christianity, new zealand

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$25 C/B
Presbyterian Bookroom 1956 first edition, 152pp + plates, appendices and index
[#2173, 3627 ]



McDONALD K C  
A History of Waitaki Boy's High School 1883-1958
cover image of A History of Waitaki Boy's High School 1883-1958 for sale in New Zealand

A day and boarding school for boys in Oamaru.
The school has a house system with four houses, Don, Forrester, Lee and Sutherland.
otago, education, old boys, school history

VG hardback with no dust jacket
$55 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1958 revised edition (after 1933), xvi 465pp+ plates.
[#1135/1801 ]



McKENZIE Doreen   Road to Routeburn The Story of Kinloch, Lake Wakatipu
VG in VG dust jacket that is a little rubbed $20 C/B John McIndoe 1973 first edition, hard cover 128pp + plates. [#1901 ]

McLINTOCK A. H. 
The Port of Otago
cover image of The Port of Otago, for sale in New Zealand

A history of the Otago Harbour Board and the Ports at Dunedin and Port Chalmers.
A beautiful production with quality paper, many photo plates and maps including a folding one.
shipping, merchant marine, economic history

VG+ cloth hardback in VG- dust jacket with a few closed repaired tears.
$35 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1951 first edition, xx 428pp
[#4885 ]



MEE Peter   St Joseph's Cathedral Dunedin New Zealand Centennial Year 1886-1986
VG $20 B/C Tablet Printing Co. 1986 first edition, pictorial boards, 84 images over 64pp. [#1988 new zealand church history]

MILLER F. W. G.  
Golden Days of Lake County

A history of the area near Wanaka, Wakatipu, Arrowtown, with details of gold mining etc.
ISBN0723301948
Otago

VG hardback in G dust jacket which is worn at edges with some loss.
$30 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1973 ( fifth edition), xv 368pp + plates and maps.
[#2174/ 2198/2990]





NORDMEYER Arnold 
The Waitaki: The River and its Lakes: The Land and its People
cover image of The Waitaki: The River and its Lakes: The Land and its People, for sale in New Zealand

An exhaustive survey and history of the Waitaki River catchment and the communities and infrastructure of the area.
ISBN 0473000806
north otago, south canterbury, regional history

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Waitaki Lakes Committee 1981 first edition, xvii 169pp.
[#4959 ]



NYE E.R. 
Medical Research in Otago 1922-1997
as Portrayed by 75 Years of the Proceedings of the Univesity of Otago Medical School
cover image of Medical Research in Otago 1922-1997 as Portrayed by 75 Years of the Proceedings of the Univesity of Otago Medical School for sale in New Zealand

History of the various departments of the University over the years, and medical developments.
ISBN0473047314
medicine, health, otago university, history

VG+ hardback with no dust jacket, name to first page.
$45 C/B
Otago Medical Research Society 1997, 176pp.
[#3966 ]



OFFWOOD Donald 
Heather's Gold
cover image of Heather's Gold A Story of a pioneer family in the Otago gold fields, for sale in New Zealand

A Story of a pioneer family in the Otago gold fields.
The author has placed his fictional McDonald family into a narrative based on historical research, and most of the people they meet are based on real historical personages.
ISBN9416479003045
Otago, gold rush, historical fiction, scottish immigrants

VG softback with author's gift inscription.
$25 C/C
Caxton Press 2005 first edition, 328pp.
[#3663 ]

VG softback.
$25 C/C
Caxton Press 2005 first edition, 328pp.
[#33702 ]



OLSSEN Erik 
A History of Otago
cover image of  A History of Otago by Erik Olssen, for sale in New Zealand

This work focuses on the complex issue of provincial identity to show what is unique about Otago and it's people.
Reissued in softcovers.
ISBN 0868680931
Murihiku, Scottish in New Zealand, colonial

VG softback
$40 B/C
John McIndoe 1983 reprint, xv 270pp.
[#5156 ]



PATTERSON Rosemarie 
A bob both ways, Celebrating 100 years of Naylor Love
cover image of A bob both ways: Celebrating 100 years of Naylor Love, for sale in New Zealand

The centennial history publication of this construction company from the beginnings as two independent building companies in Dunedin in 1910, WH Naylor (Hugh Naylor born Clyde 1884)and Love Brothers Construction, formed by brothers JY, Bob and Bill Love in Port Chalmers.
In 1969, the Love Construction Company and WH Naylor merged to form Naylor Love.
ISBN9780473166809
company history, otago, construction, business, building

VG+ softback
$30 C/D
Advertising and Art 2010 first edition, 394pp.
[#4323 ]



RAMSAY Atholea, Helen Stead and Elspeth Ludemann 
The Honour of Her Name
cover image of The Honour of Her Name The Story of Waitaki Girl's High School 1887-1987, for sale in New Zealand

The Story of Waitaki Girl's High School 1887-1987.
Each author writes a chapter on a specific period of the school.
ISBN 0473004720
education, Otago, Oamaru, WGHS, girl's schools, M K Dunning

VG softback
$25 B/B
Waitaki Girls' High School Centennial Committee 1987 first edition, 218pp.
[#4808 ]



REED A. H. 
The story of Otago
Age of adventure. To which is appended A Journey through Otago in 1872, by Anthony Trollope

A complete history of the European society in Otago. From the earliest explorers, contact with Maori, colonisation and development of the settlements. Illustrated in line throughout.

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Red cloth.
$25 C/C
Reed 1947, 367pp.
[#3259/4809 ]





ROBERTSON Angus Cameron 
Salt Sea Tang
cover image of Salt Sea Tang by Angus Cameron Robertson, for sale in New Zealand

Author credited as "Extra master mariner, Hon. Bard Gaelic Society of New Zealand.
Assorted collected writings over the years by this chap who started life on the Isle of Skye as a herring fisher speaking only Gaelic.
Much to do with the sea, New Zealand people and places, with emphasis on Otago, his journeys in foreign parts etc.
Some of the poetry is in Gaelic

scottish, scottish diaspora, literature, celtic new zealand

VG cloth hardback, faint india ink writing to paste down, light foxing to closed edges.
$35 C/B
David M Lister 1927 first, 362pp.
[#4352 ]



ROXBURGH Irvine 
Wanaka Story
Otago Centennial Historical Publication
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An illustrated history of Wanaka, Hawea, Tarras, and surrounding districts of Otago.

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket. Small area stained to top edge of rear book board and top margin of a few pages. Dust jacket has an age browned spine and some handling soiling. Owner's inscription to fep dated 1958.
$45 C/C
Otago Centennial Historical Publications 1957 first edition, 274pp + plates.
[#3352]

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$30 C/C
Otago Centennial Historical Publications 1957 first edition, 274pp + plates.
[#4990]





[St. CLAIR LIFE SAVING CLUB] W.F. Kaler compiler 
St Clair Surf Life Saving Club's Souvenir
cover image of St Clair Surf Life Saving Club's Souvenir, for sale in New Zealand

Souvenir booklet for the 50th Anniversary, 1911-1961.
With history of the club and its members, including photographs.
Dunedin, beach life, history, sports, social club, St Clair beach

VG stapled softback, name to first page
$35 C/A
St Clair Surf Life Saving Club / Otago Daily Times 1961, 64pp.
[#5098 ]



SALMOND J. D.   Hearts of Gold Memories of Old Queenstown
G+ light wear or fading to wrappers $12 A/A O.D.T. 1962 first edition soft cover, 57pp + plates. Otago history, mainly Queenstown in the 1870 - 1890 period. [#2021 new zealand history]

SALMOND J. D.   Hearts of Gold Memories of Old Queenstown
G+ rubbing wear to spine, soiled wrappers $10 A/A O.D.T. 1962 second edition soft cover, 57pp + plates. Otago history, mainly Queenstown in the 1870 - 1890 period. [#2106 new zealand history]

SANSOM Olga 
The Stewart Islanders
cover image of The Stewart Islanders by olga Sansom for sale in New Zealand

The story of the lives and families of the pioneers from the whaling days, when Maori and Pakeha joined together to build a community in this most southern New Zealand region.
ISBN0589004549
Foveaux Strait, Halfmoon Bay, Rakiura, Lewis Acker, John Kaiparohu Bragg, whaling, southland

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$45 C/C
Reed 1970 first edition, 249pp + plates, map end papers.
[#4051 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, title page trimmed at head.
$40 C/C
Reed 1970 first edition, 249pp + plates, map end papers.
[#647 ]



SOPER Eileen L 
The Otago of Our Mothers

The Nineteenth century founders of Otago and the pioneering women who helped establish the Otago settlement.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket , slightly soiled or faded, light rubbing to joints.
$35 C/B
Otago Centennial Historical Publications 1948, 100pp+ plates. [#2820 new zealand history, ]





THOMPSON Helen M. 
East of the Rock and Pillar
cover image of East of the Rock and Pillar: A History of the Strath Taieri and Macraes Districtsfor sale in New Zealand

A history of Strath Taieri and Macraes Districts in Otago including early farming and the gold rush.
Otago Centennial Historical Publication.
local history, colonial, early settlers, scottish, genealogy

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$35 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1949, first edition, 204 pp.
[#3633 ]



THOMSON John Bell   Swiftly Flows the Arrow (signed by author)
The story of Arrowtown and its district, gold rush etc.

VG softback with slight crease to rear cover $15 B/A, McIndoe 1975 first reprint, softcovered, 46pp + plates. [#2317 otago ]







URQUHART D. W. Fraser 
The Lure of the Lakes
cover image of The Lure of the Lakes for sale in New Zealand

A family and regional history of pioneers in the Lake Hawea area of Central Otago.
Includes genealogical charts of the Urquhart, Trustrum, Matheson, John and Taylor families.
ISBN0473055023

FINE hardback in Near fine dust jacket.
$75 B/D
K A Hawkes 1998 first edition limited to 1000 copies. viii 159pp+ xxv pp.
[#3824 ]



WEBB Ainsley 
Stonehurst Orchard 1914-2014
cover image of Stonehurst Orchard 1914-2014, for sale in New Zealand

A centennial history of the Webb family of Cromwell and their orchard, Stonehurst.
ISBN9780473302504
otago, family history, John Robert Webb, Florence Harris, genealogy

VG+ softback
$20 C/B
Ainsley Webb 2014 first edition, 135pp illustrated throughout.
[#5071 ]



WIGLEY Harry 
The Mount Cook Way
cover image of The Mount Cook Way by Harry Wigley for sale in New Zealand

The first fifty years of the Mount Cook Company.
Originally a road transport business, the Mount Cook Tourist Company of New Zealand became a public company in 1928 and became the largest tourist organisation in New Zealand.
Renamed the Mount Cook and Southern Lakes Tourist Company, in 1976 it became The Mount Cook Group Ltd.
Notable for the use of light planes flying in alpine areas.
ISBN0002169533
Ohau Lodge, Coronet, Queenstown

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with short edge tears at spine ends.
$25 C/C
Collins 1979 first edition, 218pp.
[#3969 ]



WILSON Helen (nee Ostler) 
My First Eighty Years

Early days in Otago and Canterbury, author was a sole teacher in Waitohi Flat Irish settlement. Also in the King Country.
ISBN

VG hardbackwith VG dust jacket with handling wear
$15 C/C
Paul's Book Arcade 1959 hard cover, 240pp + plates.[#1788 + NZ110 new zealand, biography ]





WING Douglas Robert 
Balfour: Pioneers to Present
cover image of Balfour: Pioneers to Present

Local history of the Balfour District of Northern Southland.
ISBN0476009847
Waimea, Ardlussa, Cattle Flat, Blck Swamp, Longridge Village, Kingston Crossing, Otapiri, Glenure

VG softback
$85 B/C
Balfour and Districts Historical Society 2004, 470pp + plates and maps.
[#3593 ]






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