Wairarapa Archive (8)

The Look of Martinborough

ISBN: 9780992247560

Authors: John MacGibbon, Mate Higginson    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

Martinborough was a latecomer to Wairarapa and never really got going after it missed out on a much anticipated railway link. Off the beaten track, it was an or...


Martinborough was a latecomer to Wairarapa and never really got going after it missed out on a much anticipated railway link. Off the beaten track, it was an ordinary and declining rural service town until being reinvented, since the 1980s, into a wine mecca and popular tourist destination in its own right. This mainly photographic book presents the look and feel of the town since early days.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2017


Tags: June 2017   History   New Zealand
$29.50
A Rifle & A Camera

ISBN: 9780992247553

Author: Neil Frances    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

Wairarapa soldiers, like thousands of New Zealanders in the Great War, enthusiastically added newly-available small cameras to their personal kit. During their ...


Wairarapa soldiers, like thousands of New Zealanders in the Great War, enthusiastically added newly-available small cameras to their personal kit. During their service at home and overseas, they took large numbers of photographs to record the years which, for many, would be the most dramatic and dangerous of their lives. A Rifle and a Camera shows, for the first time, 300 photographs from eight private collections held at Wairarapa Archive, giving a new perspective to a world war which shaped the 20th century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 260 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2017


$29.50
Rugged Coast Rough Seas : Wairarapa's Maritime History

ISBN: 9780992247546

Author: Ken Scadden    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

“Surely the Wairarapa doesn't have a maritime history, there are no ports or wharves and only a few fishermen earning their living from the sea.” This has ...


“Surely the Wairarapa doesn't have a maritime history, there are no ports or wharves and only a few fishermen earning their living from the sea.” This has been a commonly held view, and the reason this book has not been written until now. In fact, the maritime history of the Wairarapa coast is both fascinating – and important. The sea lane from Auckland to Wellington, via the Wairarapa coast, was a critically important highway during the 19th century. Coastal shipping, with its use of surfboats, delivered the essentials of life ashore and took off wool, tallow and timber in the decades before roads were carved through the bush to remote settlements and sheep stations. Rugged Coast, Rough Waters tells the story of shipping – of national and local importance – on the Wairarapa coast. It also document’s the coast’s Maori maritime history and the barely remembered sealing, whaling and flax industries that once flourished The unforgiving, exposed coastline and the storms that rage along it have resulted in over 70 shipwrecks and more than100 lives lost.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


Tags: October 2016   History   New Zealand   Transport
$40.00
The Memoirs of Joseph Masters

ISBN: 9780958205399

Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

Bind: paperback


Pages: 219


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$24.95
A Very Publick Reserve: The Story of a Community's Parks

ISBN: 9780958261746

Author: Gareth Winter    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

DoP 2009, NZ Masterton's Queen Elizabeth Park sits on a 'publick reserve' set aside when the town was first surveyed in 1854. It has hosted the town's stockade...


DoP 2009, NZ Masterton's Queen Elizabeth Park sits on a 'publick reserve' set aside when the town was first surveyed in 1854. It has hosted the town's stockade, the district's first Pastoral Show and, for a period in the 1920s, the world's fastest time for a mile run on a grass track. Gareth Winter, archivist and garden writer, traces the development of the park and its associated reserves, including the town cemetry, from its days as a rough paddock leased for grazing to today's expansive reserve. Along the way he tells of the man who dug his own grave, of the hunt for the corpse with a missing hand, the town's near-fatal fling with early ballooning and the thousands who gathered in the park for the many civic ceremonies held there. It tells how the park has developed and changed over the years, to meet the changing leisure needs of the community, while retaining the sense of a Victorian park, complete with towering trees.


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2008


Tags: New Zealand   History
$30.00
Things Have Been Pretty Lively: The Great War Diary of Melve King

ISBN: 9780958261739

Author: Neil Frances    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

DoP - November 2008, NZ Private Melville King of Carterton was a tiny part of New Zealand's huge manpower contribution to the Allied armies in World War One. H...


DoP - November 2008, NZ Private Melville King of Carterton was a tiny part of New Zealand's huge manpower contribution to the Allied armies in World War One. His diary, recording what he did and what he saw, reflects the military service of an ordinary young man half the globe away from home and in extraordinary circumstances. His perceptive and detailed view of the Great War adds an important 'voice' to the New Zealand understanding of that tragic and crucial event. Melve King's words are supported by additional text explaining facets of his army life and the major campaigns and battles of the New Zealand Division on the Western Front. Melve faithfully recorded many of the Wairarapa men he served with and these are detailed in an extensive personnel index.


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 09-11-2008


Tags: Biography   New Zealand   Military
$25.00
Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People

ISBN: 9780958261784

Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People tells the story of the North Island’s third largest lake complex from the mists of Māori myths to the realities of t...


Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People tells the story of the North Island’s third largest lake complex from the mists of Māori myths to the realities of today’s environmental problems. The book encompasses Māori and Pākehā history, the area’s archaeology and the moulding of its landscape, the control of water in Wairarapa Moana’s complex of lakes, rivers and wetlands, about the diverse and sometimes rare fauna and flora, and about the clashes between European farming and Maori cultural values. Most significantly, there is also the little known saga of the Maori gifting of Lake Wairarapa to the Crown in 1896, the subsequent trail of broken promises and deceit until, finally, the people of Wairarapa Moana triumphed with their successful development of the Pouākani lands in the Waikato. The book is in full colour, with over 250 photographs, paintings, maps and diagrams.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 25-11-2012


$49.50
The Look of Carterton: the First 150 Years, 1857-2007

ISBN: 9780958261722

Author: Gareth Winter    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

The Three Mile Bush straddled the road between Greytown and Masterton, settled in 1854. In 1856 the Wellington Provincial Council decided to establish a new set...


The Three Mile Bush straddled the road between Greytown and Masterton, settled in 1854. In 1856 the Wellington Provincial Council decided to establish a new settlement on the road through the area, soon to be renamed Caterton. The Look Of Caterton tells of the town's and district's beginnings and progress over the last 150 years. The informative text marks the milestones along the decades from the early sawmilling era to today's bustling service town, but the story is principally told through a collection of photographs that instantly capture the look and ethos of each period. 108 pages 171 x 241 mm


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2007


Tags: History   New Zealand
$20.00
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