From the Black Rocks on Friday. A Northland Story.
A Gold Digger's Notes. Otago in the Gold Rush. Edited (or Written?) by Charles Dickens. Introduction by A H Reed. Nov 1950 1st edition. Limited edition of 200 (1750 hard card covers and 250 numbered hard covers) Reed, Wellington.
The story of a castaway on a NZ island somewhere off the Bay of Islands in 1859.
It first appeared in a Charles Dicken's periodical in 1862 and has not been published since. It is not known whether this is a true story.
The foreword by Reed gives much background and research to the story.
The other story seems to have been based on a contemporary journal and concerns the goldfields of Victoria and Otago.

62pp; b/w illustrations; illustrated hard card cover book, stapled (rusty); fair condition; ex High Shool Library with usual stamps etc. Tape reinforcement at hinge near back, bfepps stuck together at bttm, damage to front ding (it looks as though a tape reinforcement has been removed causing looseness and a pull on title page, including small part if title). Dj is selloed to covers, which have wear at the bttm.
Illustrated dust jacket; not price clipped, very good condition, mylar covered, but mylar is not in great condition, has loss of tape binding at edges with resulting chipping A very scarce book. $75.

Freight Category: D


Opo The Hokianga Dolphin. Eric and Elizabeth Lee-Johnson. (1994) 2005.

In the summer of 1955-1956 a dolphin made its home in the waters of the Hokianga harbour. The Opononi locals named her Opo and she delighted them and the thousands of visitors who flocked to see her.
There are many photos of the area, Op the dolphin, the locals and the visitors.

47pp; b/w photos; pictorial s/covers, self wrappers
$20 NEW
Freight Category: C