Kiwitown's Port : The Story Of Oamaru's Harbour

Author: Gavin McLean
Homepage 9781877372636

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  • : $40.00(NZD)
  • : 9781877372636
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  • : October 2008
  • : 280mm X 215mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : 40.0
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  • : Gavin McLean
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  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
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  • : 387.10993182
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Barcode 9781877372636
9781877372636

Description

Colonial New Zealand depended on sea transport, every major or aspiring centre had to have a port, hopefully loading cargo on a 'Home boat. This book traces the history of one such port into the twenty-first century. "Today's heritage object is yesterday's developer's dream."

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Table of contents

Overture; 'Good place for boats except during SE winds'; 'The breakwater and nothing but the breakwater', 1868-84; 'We'll mend the break, and ...we'll paddle our own canoe', 1885-1907; 'Fishing for cod with goldfish?' 1907-40; 'A navigational hazard', 1941-74; 'Fingers crossed engineering', 1974-2008; Envoi; Index.