Norsewood. The Centennial Story. A History of the District of Norsewood. A L Andersen. Edited D C Etheridge. 1972 1st edition. Private publication. Printed Dannevirke.
The author was born in the area in 1898 & his father was from Denmark.
Here he describes what it was like for the early settlers - the threat of bush fires in the summer, the dripping wet bush in the winter, walking for miles at night with a candle in a bottle and much more.
List of the first settlers who arrived in Napier in the Hovding in 1872.
Bios of some settlers.
182pp; b/w photos; hard cover book with illustrated dust jacket, very good condition.
Please email for full description of condition. $90

Freight Category: D


101 years of Ormondville. Ed FO Playle. Researched D Ropiha & Playle. Limited edition 1000. 1978. Ormondville Centennial Committee.
A very scarce history of this small Hawkes Bay township.
Mentions lots of names & a gold-mine for a genealogist. 20 Bios of early settlers.
172pp; b/w photos; bibliography; hard cover book with dust jacket; very good condition.
Please email for full condition report. $100

Freight Category: D


Hakui. Mothers of Porangahau. Marina Scia Scia and Hilary Pedersen. Undated (2004). Private publication, Porangahau.

Tells the life stories of local women of the authors mother’s generation.
B/w and coloured photos; s/covers, landscape format; excellent condition – new.
Signed by both authors. $5

Freight Category: G


Waipukurau. A History of a Country Town. Patrick Parsons. 1999 1st edition.

Maori history; Ngati Kahungunu whakapapa; European settlement
324pp; large hard covers with dust jacket.
$70                  NEW

Freight Category: H


Early Stations of Hawkes Bay. Miriam MacGregor. 1970 1st edition.
Hard cover with dust jacket; very good condition.
Please email for full condition report.
$130
Freight Category: G


Spanish Mission, Hastings. Peter Shaw and Peter Hallett. 1980.
80pp; s/covers; very good condition.
Please email for full condition report. $40
Freight Category: G


Art Deco Napier. Styles of the Thirties. Peter Shaw and Peter Hallett. 1987 1st edition. Reed Metheun, Auckland.
This is THE book of Art Deco Napier.
Detailed descriptions of the rebuilding and its architects are followed by many pages of coloured plates of the Art Deco buildings which replaced the devastation. Included are some interiors and some details from private homes. Tourists now come from all over the world to view these buildings.

80pp; index; coloured plates; b/w photos; glossary; map; hard cover book with pictorial d/j; very good condition. $40
Freight Category: G


Story of Napier. 1874-1974 (Footprints along the Shore). Dr M D N Campbell. 1975 1st edition. Private Publication: Napier City Council.

History throughout the years. Depressions and booms
Reclamation of swamps creating Napier South
Earthquake 3 Feb 1931 and reconstruction.
List of signatories (with occupations) to a petition of 1874.
252pp; b/w photos; index; appendices; bibliography; maps on epps; hard cover book with illustrated dust jacket
Please email for full condition report and whether any in stock. $40
Freight Category: D


What’s in a Name. A History of the Streets of Napier. Ian L Mills. 1999 1st edition.

Limited edition of 1000. Signed by author. S/covers; very good condition.
Please email for full condition report. $35 signed and numbered. $30 Unsigned, un-numbered
Freight Category: G