South Canterbury. A Record Of Settlement

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South Canterbury. A Record Of Settlement by O. A. Gillespie. A very comprehensive book covering the history of the area from The whaling era, The McKenzie story, How settlers lived, Communications, Construction, Politics, Pests, Churches, Education, The Mt. Cook region, Defence and Sport. Also covered in great detail , Political representation, names of settlers arriving on ships, statistics, the first report on Timaru roading, names of schools at the time. The appendices includes the Strathallan's arrival and passenger listing, first South Canterbury electoral rolls, schools of South Canterbury, first shipment of mutton, the runs, local body representatives and a detailed bibliography. Gillespie was asked to write the book for the 1958 centennial of South Canterbury. Includes a bibliography and index. 507 pp. Maps (one folded at back of book, and one on front end paper). b/w photos, line drawings, corrections. The dust jacket has light general wear (now covered with clear protective sleeve). The book remains in a very condition. Scarce First Edition. A VERY HEAVY BOOK THAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FREIGHT.


  • Author:
    Gillespie, O. A.
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    Very Good
  • Publisher:
    The South Canterbury Cent. Com
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    Hard Cover
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1 In Stock