Author(s): Wallace Badham
The Iron-Bound Coast is a visually rich record of life in one of New Zealand's most spectacular coastal settings, along Auckland's rugged west coast. Written from first-hand experience, it brings to life the early years of Karekare and neighbouring farming and logging settlements, at a time when car and air travel were starting to end the isolation of these stunning locations.
Wallace Badham compiled the handwritten and bound histories he entitled The Iron-Bound Coast after his retirement. Raised in Karekare, he retained a deep affection for the area and its history until his death in 2001. Bob Harvey, Mayor of Waitakere City, has edited the Badham text. A prolific author, Bob is well known for books on Auckland's West Coast (including Untamed Coast and Rolling Thunder) plus works on film and art.