Book, GHOST TOWNS of New Zealand David McGill; David McGill; 1980; 0 7900 0537 9...

Name/Title

Book, GHOST TOWNS of New Zealand David McGill

Edition

First edition

Maker

David McGill

Maker Role

Author

About this object

A soft covered book of 248 pages with stories of ghost towns of New Zealand with reproducted black and white photographs and maps. The author covered 16,000 kms to cover ghost towns from whales, gold, kauri, coal and gum, and various other industries.The contents are:
Half-heroes, half-ruffians. The Whalers; Gold, gold, gold, The Tuapeka goldfields; Games, groans and gangsters. Playtime at Wetherstones; Two-a-pecker. Tuapeka the second time around; Coals! Coals! Coals!. The Dunstan; A waist of time. The Arrow; Boots! Boots! Boots!. The Lake goldfields; Dry bread, seldom better. The Mt Ida fields; The way of all excess. Thomson's Farmyard; Poor man's diggings. Goldfields south of Central; Short and sweet. Golden Bay, Waimea, Marlborough; To the West!. The beginnings of the Coast goldfields; War! War! War!. Addisons versus Charleston; Slap-up, shifting shantytowns, The Grey River goldfields; The return to the wild. Around about Okarito; The Coromandel crush. The true beginnings of the gold rushes; Waitekauri every time. Ohinemuri goldfields; Gum! gum! gum!. Coromandel's kauri capital; A fine collection. The differs of the north; Chop! chop! chop!. The hewers and drawers of northern waters; After the kauri. Milltowns south and north; A cuppa and a pie. The Main Trunk line; An untimely doom. The coaltowns; A load of old rope. The flax boom; Here, there and everywhere. North Island miscellany; Faithful - for a time. South Island miscellany. Hometown ghosts; Ghost-script; Bibliography; Index.

Medium and Materials

Paper
Cardboard

Measurements

H 240mm x L 240mm x W 185 mm

Date Made

1980

Place Made

Singapore

Publisher

Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd

Publication Date

1980

Publication Place

New Zealand, Auckland

Subject and Association Keywords

Printing & published material

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Subject and Association Keywords

Goldmining

Subject and Association Keywords

Mining

Subject and Association Keywords

Industrial

Credit Line

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

0 7900 0537 9

Object number

CR2019.024

Spine Label

GHOST TOWNS of New Zealand David McGill

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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