The Iron-Bound Coast: Karekare in the Early Years

Author(s): Wallace Badham

Transport | NZ History

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.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781877514012
  • : Oratia Media
  • : Oratia Media
  • : October 2009
  • : 240mm X 215mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Wallace Badham
  • : Hardback
  • : 993.23032
  • : Very Good
  • : 200
  • : Local history
  • : 215 b&w photos