Book, GHOST TOWNS of New Zealand David McGill; David McGill; 1980; 0 7900 0537 9...
Book, GHOST TOWNS of New Zealand David McGillEdition
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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.
H 240mm x L 240mm x W 185 mmDate Made
Reed Publishing (NZ) LtdPublication Date
New Zealand, AucklandSubject and Association Keywords
From the collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type
0 7900 0537 9Object number
GHOST TOWNS of New Zealand David McGillCopyright Licence
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