Grey's folly: a history of Howick, Pakuranga, Bucklands-Eastern Beaches, East Ta...


Grey's folly: a history of Howick, Pakuranga, Bucklands-Eastern Beaches, East Tamaki, Whitford, Beachlands and Maraetai




La Roche, Alan J.

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" ... This is a social, economic and political history written for all residents, students, schools and those interested in this particularly historically attractive part of New Zealand. It includes a full history of Maori, the missionaries, settlers, Fencibles, farmers and the development of our strong local communities persevering through wars, droughts and recent growth welcoming new arrivals to share our heritage." --Back cover. Contents: Foreword / Len Brown -- Introduction -- The coat of arms of Howick and Manukau ; Maori history / Nathew Green -- Early visitors, explorers and exploiters -- Missionaries -- The Fencibles settlement of Howick (The Fencible settlement of Howick ; Howick was founded to protect Auckland ; Who were the Fencibles? Enrolment in Britain and officers conditions of enrolment ; The voyage out and arrival in Howick ; Why Howick was selected for a site for settlement ; The Fencibles in Howick ; Pensions ; Widows of the Fencibles ; The name Howick ; Early Howick) -- The New Zealand Wars of the 1860s -- Howick history -- Shelly Park ; Cockle Bay ; Mellons Bay ; Bucklands and Eastern Beach beaches -- Pakuranga -- East Tamaki -- Whitford -- Beachlands -- Maraetai -- Churches (All Saints Howick ; Turanga Chapel ; St. John's Curch, East Tamaki ; St. Thomas's Anglican Church, Whitford ; St. Paul's Anglican Church, Flat Bush ; Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church ; St. Mark's Church, Pakuranga ; Flat Bush Methodist Church ; The Howick Kirk, Scotch Church, Main Road, or St. Andrews [Presbyterian] Church ; The Uxbridge Road Church) -- Education (The mission school ; Howick Anglican School ; Howick Catholic School ; Howick Presbyterian School ; Turanga Creek School ; Whitford No. 1 and No. 2 Schools ; Flat Bush School ; East Tamaki School ; Howick School ; Star of the Sea Convent School ; Howick District High School) -- Transport -- Order and the law -- Hospitals and health -- The Depression -- The [Second World] war years (War is announced ; Defending our part of Auckland ; Tank traps ; The EPS and Home Guard ; Howick EPS and Home Guard ; Gun emplacements and barbed wire entanglements ; Local defence exercises ; Howick Boy Scouts [and] Girl Guides ; East Tamaki EPS ; Pakuranga EPS Home Guards ; Whitford, Bucklands Beach Home Guard ; Air raid shelters ; The Americans are here! ; Musick Point radio ; War heroes ; Civilian heroes of the war period ; Germans and aliens ; Did a Japanese submarine pass by? ; Some outstanding identities of [the] war period ; Howick Fire Brigade ; War time and post war construction ; Returned service men and women ; The war is over and immigration) -- Local government ; The tapu on Howick and Pakuranga ; Geological and geographical features -- Historic places. Previous published as: The history of Howick and Pakuranga : Whitford, Bucklands and Eastern beaches and surrounding districts. Auckland N.Z. : Howick & Districts Historical Society, 1991. Includes bibliographical references (p. 328-329) and index.

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Tui Vale

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Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs

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Tangata whenua

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Howick (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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Pakuranga (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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Bucklands Beach (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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East Tamaki (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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Whitford (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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Beachlands (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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Maraetai (Auckland, NZ) -- History

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Manukau (NZ) -- History

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Manukau (NZ) -- Biography

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Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

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9780473185473 (hbk.)

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993.25 LAR


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