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Stevens and Bartholomew's New Zealand Directory 1866-67 Stevens and Bartholomew's New Zealand Directory 1866-67
Product No. NZ0001

An important early directory of New Zealand including, Wellington, Hokitika, Omaru, Picton, Auckland, Greymouth, Timaru, Napier, Dunedin, Invercargill, Akaroa, Tauranga, Christchurch, Bluff, Lyttelton, Onehunga, Nelson, Port Chalmers, Blenheim, Otahuhu, Wanganui, &c. &c.

The larger centres are arranged in several sections:

alphabetical
trades and professional
country districts
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Runholders' Directory for Canterbury, Otago, Hawkes Bay, & Marlborough Provinces "a complete epitome of the official, general, and provincial government appointments, (from official sources,) and full statistical, general, and descriptive information regarding the whole colony, and its resources, etc." New Zealand Yearly Advertiser - approximately 100 pages of advertisements - itself a useful historical resource.

The whole 448 page directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.

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ISBN: 1920978356

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The Australian Handbook 1904 The Australian Handbook 1904
Product No. AU0101-1904

1012 pages packed with all kinds of useful and interesting information. The outline on the title page gives some idea of its contents and scope: "Australian Handbook (incorporating New Zealand, Fiji, and New Guinea) - Shippers, importers and professional Directory & business guide for 1904, 35th year of issue - Containing Calendar of notable events, Mail tables showing arrivals and departures of Australasian mails, British customs' tariff, postal regulations, Public amusements, public offices, members of parliament, etc., etc. Details concerning emigration to Australasia, Mining and land regulations, Telegraphic and postal arrangements between Great Britain and Australia, History, descriptive account, and statistical information of each state, New Zealand, Fiji and New Guinea, A gazetteer of the principal towns in Australia and New Zealand, Irrigation Colonial buyers' guide, Importers in Australasia, Banks, Anglo Australian companies, government debentures, Maps, Plans, etc."

The gazetteer alone is worth the purchase price. This covers well over 3000 towns and villages throughout Australia and New Zealand in nearly 300 pages. It gives "particulars as to situation, population, means of communication, hotels, churches, trade, manufactures, etc"

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This handbook is a fine guide and handy reference to the world of our ancestors around 100 years ago.

The whole 1012 page handbook is searchable on all text, including the numerous advertisements that are part of this volume.

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Dunedin Gaol Dunedin Gaol
Product No. NZ0004

1998 Bill Martin

A really well researched book relating to Dunedin Gaol, covering a wide range of subjects including its gaolers, inmates, discipline, hard labour, etc.

Lots of illustrations and extracts from old documents.

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The Defenders of New Zealand and Maori History of the War The Defenders of New Zealand and Maori History of the War
Product No. NZ0002

No of pages in original: 654pp
Year published: (1887) 2005 This book comprises of two sections. A biographical record of New Zealand colonialist defenders, by Thos. Wayth Gudgeon, and an account of the war from a native perspective by Lieutenant-Colonel McDonnell, as well as including portraits and colour drawings.

The larger part of the book: 'The Defenders of New Zealand' is a 'short biography of colonialists who distinguished themselves in upholding her Majesty's supremacy in these islands'. It briefly examines the lives of many early New Zealand colonialists and gives an account of their role in the Maori Wars. Almost all of the biographies are accompanied by a sketched portrait.

The second section is written by Lieutenant-Colonel McDonnell, for Kowhia Ngutu Kaka, a Maori Chief. It is an account of early colonisation from the chief's perspective. McDonnell has simply repeated his view point and has 'studiously avoided giving my own impressions. What I have written are merely Maori ideas, and what I know to be such'. Also included is a list of New Zealand medal receivers.

This book therefore gives a very accurate account of early colonisation in New Zealand and the Maori wars from both the colonialist, and the Maori perspectives. A fascinating and extremely useful record for New Zealand family, local and war historians.

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ISBN: 1921081740

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Australia and New Zealand - A. Trollope Australia and New Zealand - A. Trollope
Product No. AU1001

Anthony Trollope, the famous English novelist whose books illuminate virtually every aspect of late nineteenth century England also wrote travel books. In 1873 he published "Australia and New Zealand".

This book includes descriptions of various places in the states of Australia and in New Zealand. These are quite detailed and usually start with the founding or naming of the place, and continue through their early history. A great read for all those interested in early colonial history of Australia and New Zealand.

Contents:
Introduction
Div1. Queensland - 104pgs
Div2. New South Wales - 107pgs
Div3. Victoria - 108pgs
Div4. Tasmania & Western Australia - 99pgs
Div5. South Australia - 65pgs
Australian Institutions - 30pgs
Div6. New Zealand - 127pgs
Conclusion
Apendix
Index

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

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ISBN: 192108104X

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The Last Maori War in New Zealand Under the Self Reliant Policy The Last Maori War in New Zealand Under the Self Reliant Policy
Product No. NZ0003

No of pages in original: 266pp

Written by Major-General Sir George S. Whitmore and published in 1902, this book tells the story of the last Maori War in New Zealand under the self-reliant policy, in the 1860s and 1870s.

The book looks at the wars in detail and includes chapters on the Uriwera Mountains and the outbreak at Poverty Bay, opening of the West Coast Campaign, the reverse at Moturoa, the fall of Ngatapa, capture of Te Ngaire, and the Uriwera Champaign.

Several photographs, diagrams and maps of people and places are spaced throughout the book.

The author, Major-General Whitmore, was the Colonial Secretary and the commandant of the colonial forces in New Zealand. As a result, this interesting book is written with unique insight into the situation, providing a great resource for local and war historians.

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ISBN: 1921081732

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New Zealand Post Office Directory 1905 (Wise's) New Zealand Post Office Directory 1905 (Wise's)
Product No. NZ0110-1905

No of pages in original: 1696pp
The 1905 edition of Wise's Post Office Directory for New Zealand is divided into three main sections: Towns; Alphabetical; and Trades and Professions. These three classifications enable the enquirer to see at a glance the Householders or Traders in any one town; the business and address of any resident in the colony; and the firms throughout New Zealand engaged in any trade or profession.

The Towns section contains separate alphabetical directories for over 2,000 towns, boroughs, cities and districts.

The Alphabetical section contains the names, occupations and postal addresses for the entire colony.

The Trades section shows the business firms of the State, arranged under their trade or profession.

Separate directories are given in the following areas, making the work comprehensive and complete
Medical, Ecclesiastical, Legal, Educational, Banking and finance, County council, Municipal, Insurance, Pastoral, Agricultural, Marine, Local and General Government.

The directory includes many pages of advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places.

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ISBN: 1921081732

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Colonial Office List 1863 Colonial Office List 1863
Product No. BRA003-1863

Otherwise titled ‘General Register of the Colonial Dependencies of Great Britain’ this book contains general official information regarding the colonies that Great Britain held at this time throughout the world.

This book covers colonies ranging from Antigua, Canada, Ceylon, Gambia, Hong Kong, Newfoundland, Sierra Leone, the Virgin Islands as well as the Australian colonies and New Zealand and many more.

Each section includes information of the location of the colony, a brief description of the colony and its history, Statistics on the finance and exports of the colony and information on the government and its departments and the judiciary as well as on other major groups in the community including church leaders and education.

This book is of use to those with interests in the British colonies in this period of history.

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ISBN: 978 1 921315 63 3

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New Zealanders and the Boer War New Zealanders and the Boer War
Product No. NZ0006

No of pages in original: 304pp

New Zealanders and the Boer War or soldiers from the Land of the Moa is a history of what New Zealanders did and saw in South Africa during the boer war.

The book is both the author's narrative of what occured and a compilation of private letters, newspaper clippings and press reports from the period.

An accurate and interesting history of the war.

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ISBN: 978 1 921371 01 1

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New Zealand: Its Emigration and Gold Fields New Zealand: Its Emigration and Gold Fields
Product No. NZ0007

Year published: (1853)
No of pages in original: 271pp

"The object of the following book is to supply intending emigrants with the information requisite to enable them to effect their purpose certainly and economically, and at the same time to give them such an outline of the colony to which they are proceeding, as may reasonably assure them as to their future prospects when arrived at that Colony."

The author outlines why people should emigrate and ends to be obtained by emigration:

the intention of this little work is to awaken the middle and labouring classes of this country to a sense of their own position with respect to the future, as regards this country, and, at the same time, to point out to them the way to escape from that future, whilst they have either small capital or strength to labour left ... "he and his family, though in a distant part of the empire, will ascend in the social scale; whilst he will be a means of preventing many of those whom he leaves at home from sinking.

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ISBN: 978 1 921371 11 0

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New Zealand Gazette 1876 New Zealand Gazette 1876
Product No. NZ0100-1876

No of pages in original: 956pp

Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the colony New Zealand and its people in the past.

Included is a range of information such as notice of acts, contracts, partnerships, land transactions, legal notices, government institutions and positions, statistics. You will also find lists of officiating Ministers of marriage, as well as medical practitioners, postmasters and even deceased estates.

They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people.

This product provides a great tool for researching New Zealand history, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.

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ISBN: 978 1 921315 21 3

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New Zealand Gazette 1886 New Zealand Gazette 1886
Product No. NZ0100-1886

No of pages in original: 1759pp

Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the colony New Zealand and its people in the past.

Included is a range of information such as notice of acts, contracts, partnerships, land transactions, legal notices, government institutions and positions, statistics. You will also find lists of officiating Ministers of marriage, as well as medical practitioners, postmasters and even deceased estates.

They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people.

This product provides a great tool for researching New Zealand history, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.

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ISBN: 978 1 921315 80 0

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New Zealand Post Office Directory 1890 (Wise's) New Zealand Post Office Directory 1890 (Wise's)
Product No. NZ0110-1890

No of pages in original: 1634pp

Directories are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of New Zealand history.

This Wise's New Zealand directory contains towns, alphabetical, trade and miscellaneous sections which lists the names, addresses and professions of every one in New Zealand in 1890-91. It also includes a street guide for some of the major towns and separate directories for banking, public companies, medical, legal, ecclesiastical, educational, pastoral, municipal and government.

Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a person lived however this is just a starting point, look further in the directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived, the occupation they held and the people they knew.

This product provides a great tool for researching New Zealand history making information that is difficult to find plainly and easily accessible on one CD.

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ISBN: 978 1 921230 38 7

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New Zealand Post Office Directory 1900 (Wise's) New Zealand Post Office Directory 1900 (Wise's)
Product No. NZ0110-1900

No of pages in original: 2018pp

Directories are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of New Zealand history.

This Wise's New Zealand directory contains towns, alphabetical, trade and miscellaneous sections which lists the names, addresses and professions of many in New Zealand in 1900. It also includes a street guide for some of the major towns and separate directories for banking, public companies, medical, legal, ecclesiastical, educational, pastoral, municipal and government.

Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a person lived however this is just a starting point, look further in the directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived, the occupation they held and the people they knew.

This product provides a great tool for researching New Zealand history making information that is difficult to find plainly and easily accessible on one CD.

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ISBN: 978 1 921230 57 8

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Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 1886-88 Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 1886-88
Product No. AU0021

No of pages in original: 900pp
Year published: (1886-88)
Author/Compiler: Garran, A.

Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.

Its publication was one of the most significant cultural projects in 19th-century Australia. Writers, artists, academics, and politicians came together to prepare a book of unprecedented grandeur and ambition, and a publishing company was established to publish it. The 1100+ engravings on steel and wood contained in the Picturesque Atlas were among the finest engravings to be found anywhere in the world at this time, and many of the illustrations were specially commissioned works by leading Australian artists of the era, for the publication.

There are thirty maps in the Atlas's 800 pages, plus hundreds of sketches. The word 'picturesque' was popularised by William Gilpin, for it was he who really popularised the idea of travelling in search of picturesque views. Picturesque took on an increasingly acquisitive edge, as admiration of the beauty of the land was joined by a concern to exploit it. A 'deep reverence for production' can be seen in the Picturesque Atlas's many illustrations of mines, factories and agricultural processes. The slag heaps of a mine were now as 'picturesque' as a fern-filled valley.

Of the hundreds of images included in the Atlas, you will find street scenes, monuments, churches, hills, seaside, farms, horses, scrub, country towns, ships, daily life activities, headstones, bridges, people, caves, aborigines, and mountains just to mention a few.

Though the Atlas was heavily dependent upon illustrations as its main selling point, these were set within texts describing landscape, industry and city streets. Photography was invented by the time of publication, and it has been said that a number of the engravings in the book were based on photographs, but it was chosen to use the engravings instead, even though it could take weeks to engrave on 7 inch by 1 inch block. By doing this it just adds to the uniqueness and high quality of this publication.

A unique and valuable historical record of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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ISBN: 9781921416934

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History of Australasia History of Australasia
Product No. AU0035

No of pages in original: 788pp
Year published: (1879)
Author/Compiler: David Blair

'The History of Australasia' by David Blair was one of three monumental publications he wrote. Written in 1879, this book takes the history of both Australia and New Zealand 'from the first dawn of discovery ... to the establishment of self-government in the various colonies' and 'covers the settlement and history of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand, along with some information of Fiji and New Guinea'.

The intention of this large book was that it was the first one-volume history of Australasia. The history starts with the early navigators who found and mapped Australia, then moves on to the explorers of the inland. There are physical descriptions of both Australia and New Zealand, as well as details of climate, the natural production of the regions and animals and plant life. Aborigines, the discovery of gold (including the Ballarat rebellion), the governors of each colony, and the social history of each region are also covered, together with so much more.

The beautifully coloured maps included for each Australian colony, and New Zealand, together with numerous sketches included throughout, make this book a wonderful overall history of Australasia.

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ISBN: 9781921371158

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Australian Handbook 1889 Australian Handbook 1889
Product No. AU0101-1889

No of pages in original: 982pp
Year published: (1889)

Covering New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, West Australia, Fiji, New Guinea and New Zealand, the 'Australian Handbook' is a guide with all kinds of interesting unique information.

Apart from a descriptive account and statistical information of each Australia colony, you will also find details on climate, education, religion, agriculture, population, societies and clubs, parliamentary and official departments, local self-government, telegraphic and postal details, police, banking, shipping, mining and land regulations, newspaper, manufacturers, emigration, as well as naval and military forces. You will also find details of the governors, consuls and ecclesiastical appointments of the time. The 'Importer's Directory', which takes up over 270 pages, is a comprehensive listing of all importers, manufacturers and shippers. For this importers you will find their name address and what they import (ie. machinery, groceries, hardware, musical instruments, or sewing machines etc.). Lists manufacturers and shippers from places throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, the United States, and importers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Features of this Handbook include:
• detailed maps of each Australian colony
• detailed map of the plan of London
• many maps of Australian and New Zealand railways
• map of the plan of Brisbane
• many other colour maps of various places
• over 150 pages of gazetteer covering each Australia state and New Zealand
• land regulations for each state and New Zealand
• historical outline and chronology of events in Australian history
• extensive New Zealand coverage throughout - including the gazetteer, maps and other historical and reference content
• hundreds of advertisements

This handbook is an immense reference book to the world of our ancestors of nearly 120 years ago.

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ISBN: 9781921371813
 

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New Zealand Gazette 1877 New Zealand Gazette 1877
Product No. NZ0100-1877

No of pages in original: 1239pp
Year published: (1877) 2007

Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the colony of New Zealand and its people in the past.

Included is a range of information such as notice of acts, contracts, partnerships, land transactions, legal notices, government institutions and positions, statistics. You will also find lists of officiating Ministers of marriage, as well as medical practitioners, postmasters and even deceased estates. They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people.

This product provides a great tool for researching New Zealand history, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.

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ISBN: 9781921371462

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New Zealand Gazette 1878 New Zealand Gazette 1878
Product No. NZ0100-1878

No of pages in original: 1813pp
Year published: (1878)

The New Zealand Gazette is not only a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians, it is also now available for all on affordable CD-ROM. First issued in 1839, the New Zealand Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of New Zealand. Generally issued once a week, you will find many thousands of names mentioned in every year of the Gazettes.

Totalling over 1800 pages for the whole of 1878, you will find details on government notices, business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices, appointments and resignations of positions and more,

The New Zealand Gazettes has information that covers the whole of the community, with important details and facts on many many thousands of people. This product provides a great tool for anyone research New Zealand's, making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on one CD.

Example entry taken from 3 January 1878 issue:
Resignation of Inspector of Stores accepted
Colonial Secretary's Office
Wellington, 3rd January, 1878
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation by Lieut.-Colonel Edward Gorton, of the office of Inspector of Stores, as from the 31st December, 1877.
G.W. Whitmore

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ISBN: 9781921371806

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