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The way we were.

Author: Roger Batt; Waimea South Historical Society,
Publisher: [Nelson?] : Waimea South Historical Society Inc, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"As one of Edward Gibbon Wakefield's earliest settlements in New Zealand, [Wakefield] has developed in almost 175 years from a small service town centred around its valuable asset - millable native timber, to a growing dormitory settlement for the nearby expanding urban area of Richmond. Wakefield is also the history of the Baigent Family and it is natural that Edward the saw miller and his wife Maary Ann the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Batt; Waimea South Historical Society,
ISBN: 9780473327194 0473327198
OCLC Number: 908104940
Notes: "A selection of historical articles centred on the village of Wakefield, Nelson NZ, prepared for the Waimea South Historical Society by Roger Batt and published first in Window on Wakefield produced by Focus Wakefield, a subcommittee of the Wakefield Community Council, from April 2013 to January 2015"--Page 2 of cover.
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Contents: Early days in Wakefield --
Hop harvest --
Wakefield's libraries part I --
The bridge to Pigeon Valley --
Health camps and stamps --
Remembering World War I --
The links with home.
Other Titles: Way we were (2015)
Window on Wakefield.

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"As one of Edward Gibbon Wakefield's earliest settlements in New Zealand, [Wakefield] has developed in almost 175 years from a small service town centred around its valuable asset - millable native timber, to a growing dormitory settlement for the nearby expanding urban area of Richmond. Wakefield is also the history of the Baigent Family and it is natural that Edward the saw miller and his wife Maary Ann the first schoolteacher should figure prominently in the past of the village ... The chapters are loosely arranged around people, places and events ..."--Page 1.

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