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Such Things Were. The Story of Cambridge, NZ.

Vennell, C W

Editorial: Reed, Wellington, 1939
Condición: VG+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The first European interest in the area which now hosts the attractive town of Cambrioge, on the Waikato River, occurred in 1864 when the small armed steamer Koheroa put a survey party ashore near where the town now stands. The stay was a brief one for the steam's smoke soon attracted the interest of a group of Maori who were sighted on the river bank. This was assumed to be a war party and those ashore quickly made their way back to the steamer, which made off downstream. Shortly after this the Land War in the Waikato ended and the establishment of militiary outposts became the overture to wider European settlemment, on land ideal for farming. C W Vennell's contribution to the many books marking the NZ Centennial of 1940 provides an excellent study of Cambridge town and district, covering the Maori in pre-Eusropean times, early visits by Missionaries, through the land wars and the following periods of unrest up to the letter years of the 1800s, by which time the foundations of what was to become one of the most prosperous agricultural districts in NZ were well established. In his foreward to the book noted historian James Cowan praises its qualitly of writing, accuracy of research, saying it was a "model record of an important town and the country of which it is the business centre." A intimate look at the pioneering days of this favoured area of the Waikato. First edition of 1939 from Reed, 175 pages including, pioneers' roll of honour, errata and index, nine b/w illustrations (photos and art), four maps and plans, including colour tone fold-out map at back, glossary Maori words at front. Grey hard covers with blue flecks and red spine titles are VG+, ink gift inscription signed "Andrew Wilson, Waitomo Caves", is on the half title while the facing page (FFEP verso) carries a pencil note dated Christmas 1943 giving brief details of Andrew Wilson, text block otherwise excellent. No DJ, but possibly published without one. Size: 21.5cm By 14cm. N° de ref. de la librería 005020

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Título: Such Things Were. The Story of Cambridge, NZ...

Editorial: Reed, Wellington

Año de publicación: 1939

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Photos, Art, Maps, Plans

Condición del libro:VG+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st

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