Book: The Story of a New Zealand River; 19-140
Book: The Story of a New Zealand RiverAbout this object
Book : 'The Story of a New Zealand River'.
Author : Mary Jane Mander, known as Jane.
Edition : 1960. Originally published in 1920's.
A fictional story about English immigrants travelling up the Kaiwaka River by punt to settle in the Kaiwaka area.
Mangawhai Museum has notes written by an unknown person in 1927, regarding some points of interest in the book. The notes can be found under eHive number 21-22
Jane has been described by some as 'New Zealand's first great fiction writer'.
The Mander Family lived in the Kaipara District and Jane's father, Francis Mander, served as a Member of the NZ Parliament.