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Jade river : a history of the Mahurangi

Author: Ronald Harry Locker; Friends of the Mahurangi.
Publisher: Warkworth, N.Z. : Friends of the Mahurangi, 2001.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Harry Locker; Friends of the Mahurangi.
ISBN: 0473036886 9780473036881
OCLC Number: 84042956
Description: xvi, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Beginnings (Jade River ; How the river got its name ; Laying the foundations) --
Maori history of Mahurangi --
Pioneer oakeha (The missionaries ; Gordon Brown and hus Spar Station) --
Surveys and settlement (The Surveyor-General calls ; The Mahurangi purchase ; Squatters, surveyors and settlers ; The founder of Warkworth ; The last chief of Mahurangi and his tribe ; Waikato War comes to Mahurangi --
A maritime community (The chart makers ; The shipbuilders ; The cuttermen ; The steamboat era ; The Mahurangi dory ; The rowers ; Memoirs of a scowman) --
Settlers and services (Joseph Gard, a first farmer ; The schoolmaster ; The first doctor and others ; Scott House : saving a landmark ; The demon drink ; The Mahurangi mails ; The Great North Road ; The gumdiggers ; On the hustings ; Rodmersham ; Motuora ; The Point ; Growing up at the turn of the century ; Rex and friends ; Mahurangi Regatta 1865- ) --
The entrepreneurs (The Irish Maori ; Daldy and Combes and the Pulham family ; The limeburners ; The brickmaker and his family ; The cement maker ; The Red Bluff Orchard ; Parrys of Pukapuka) --
Passing parade of journalists (A view from the fifties --
Views from the sixties --
Fete days in the seventies --
The turn of the century) --
A personal view (My grandparents ; My grandparents' place ; Two sons, two wars ; Uncle Charlie) --
A personal account of the river (The run of the tide ; Window on the world ; The Saddle ; Preserving the Mahurangi).
Responsibility: by R.H. Locker.

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