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Stories of life in Otira
Dorothy -- 2005-07-02

Tales of coaching days, tunnel building, Petrus van der Velden, the flourishing railway days, the present drive for re-development ….
Otira – a West Coast settlement with a fascinating history
Dorothy -- 2005-05-06

Part 1 Otira’s early years till the opening of the railway tunnel which bears its name ….
Living on Denniston 1910 - 1967
Dorothy -- 2005-03-19

In this isolated site with its inhospitable weather Denniston people built a close-knit and supportive community which remained while there was work in the mines and on the Incline ....
Living on Denniston - the early years up to 1910
Dorothy -- 2005-03-05

Despite hardships. dangerous mining jobs, a difficult life for the women, bad weather and isolation Denniston people had a great community spirit ....
Frieda Looser's "Fendall's Legacy"
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2005-02-27

This book traces the development of the socially desirable Christchurch suburb of Fendalton - an area where the first European settler was Walpole Cheshyre Fendall ....
The Denniston Incline - "The eighth wonder of the world"
Dorothy -- 2005-02-20

From 1879 to 1967 this self acting incline carried over 12 million tons of coal from the Mount Rochfort Plateau, down 1700 feet to the rail head at Waimangaroa ....
Giant eagles not just the stuff of legends
Reprinted from the University of Canterbury\ -- 2005-02-20

The enormous Haast's eagle dominated its environment ....
Anzac Day observances change
Ian Crumpton -- 2003-05-23

Ian Crumpton traces changes in New Zealanders' attitudes to Anzac Day from 1915 to the twenty first century
Hikoi Maumahara to Italy and Egypt
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51-strong hikoi including eight morehu from 28th Maori Battalion visit comrades' or family members' cemeteries in Italy and Egypt

Aranui to Picton - The Story Behind New Zealand's Early Motels
Mark Aitchison -- 2002-08-02

New Zealand holidays in the 1950s improved by Horace Papps' Aranui Motor Camp and American Luxury Motels
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