Akaroa and Banks Peninsula 1840-1940 Story of French Colonising Venture and Early Whaling Activities; The First Settlement of Canterbury

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Spine faded. Tiny 1/8" surface chip to leather at head of spine. Light rubbing to boards.; [iv], 396 pages + frontis + plates. Presentation binding of full blue calf. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Page dimensions: 215 x 136mm. Presentation inscription to W. S. Wanchop, signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Akaroa Centennial Committee, dated 1940. Contents: Maori History; Captain George Hempleman; French Colonisation at Akaroa; Hoisting Union Jack at Akaroa; Land Claims and Crown Grants; Whaling - The First Important Industry; Arrival of the "Monarch"; Cultivating the Land; Pigeon Bay Settlement; Akaroa from 1843-1852; Prominent Personalities of Last Century; The Sawmilling Industry; Development of Little River District; Sawmilling at Pigeon Bay; The Settlement of the Bays; History of Church Work; The Peninsula's Local Administration; Akaroa Resident Magistrates; Bank and Post Office; Passenger and Mail Services; Education and First Schools; Freemasonry at Akaroa; Oddfellowship from 1860; Banks Peninsula War Memorial; Some Notable Happenings; Maori People of Banks Peninsula; Some Akaroa Families; Author of "Tales of Banks Peninsula"; Agricultural Survey; Parliamentary Representation; Geological Story of Banks Peninsula. "To the late H. C. Jacobson, and those many pioneers of the early days for whom he was the scribe, the compilation of this very complete history is mainly due. He began his work of compiling the history of the District as early as 1881 when some of the original pioneers were able to tell their own stories." - from the introduction.; 8vo

Title: Akaroa and Banks Peninsula 1840-1940 Story of French Colonising Venture and Early Whaling Activities; The First Settlement of Canterbury

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Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Akaroa, Akaroa Mail Co.: (1940)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 6274

Keywords: New Zealand