Colonial Tales of Old New Plymouth

Author(s): Murray Moorhead

Rotorua Books

Murray Moorhead (author of First In Arms) unfolds the post -1840 development of the colonial settlement of New Plymouth through thirty selected stories that depict this colourful period in New Zealand?s history. The early beginnings of the development of infrastructure of a settlement are explored, from the earliest hostelries and churches, often simple raupo whares to start, to the early development of safe harbours, communication services, oil discoveries and the development of road and rail links. Though these are glimpses of New Plymouth?s past, they are strongly New Zealand stories, paralleled in communities throughout the land as industrious settlers sought to tame their new home. This book follows ?Pioneer Tales of Old New Plymouth? which deals with the earliest days of Pakeha settlement and precedes ?Settler Tales of Old New Plymouth? which deals with the later, more turbulent times from the 1860s to the turn of the century. The three-book set offers an extraordinarily revealing insight into the development of an important New Zealand region.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877365089
  • : PublishMe/Zenith Publishing
  • : PublishMe/Zenith Publishing
  • : May 2005
  • : 246mm X 189mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Murray Moorhead
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 993.482
  • : 179
  • : B&W photographs