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A versatile community : the history of the settlers of central Moutere

Author: George McMurtry; Joyce McMurtry
Publisher: Nelson, N.Z. : R.G.C. McMurtry, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Genealogy
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George McMurtry; Joyce McMurtry
ISBN: 0473016656 9780473016654
OCLC Number: 29497305
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Available from R.G.C. McMurtry, Upper Moutere, Nelson, N.Z.
Description: xv, 458 pages, [15] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. The first inhabitants of the land --
2. "The Pakeha is only fit to stay at home and eat leaves" --
3. Surveyor, farmer, community leader --
3. Hewetson family --
5. The mission settlement --
6. The missionaries and the villagers of St. Paulidorf --
7. Hewetson neighbours --
8. The Germans return --
9. 'Emma Colvin' immigrants --
10. Mid-fifties to mid-sixties --
11. "Girls will not come to school in their chemises" --
12. The settlers, 1865-1905 --
13. English --
German marriage --
14. "Surveyors' baseline ... and base enough we found it" --
15. Churches, schools and sporst --
16. "A poll tax should be imposed on all bachelors" --
17. The settlers, 1905-1950 --
18. "Boy be damned. I be the boy" --
19. A trading company ledger --
20. Flaxmore Road, 1911-1950 --
21. "I see it as it will be in the future" --
22. Soldier-farmers --
23. The new wave of settlers, 1975-1992 --
24. "He blessed the thistles too" --
25. Entrepreneneurs, a musician and traditionalists.
Responsibility: George McMurtry ; illustrations, Joyce McMurtry.

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