by John Hall-Jones
Southland Harbour Board, 1976, [First Edition], colour frontispiece, b/w plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dust-jacket,
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'In 1824, James Spencer landed at Bluff to found one of the earliest settlements in New Zealand. Spencer's settlement survived to become a town - which gives Bluff a longer history than any other town in New Zealand.
In this comprehensive history of the harbour over the past 150 years Dr Hall-Jones tells us of the discovery of the Maori adze factory at Tiwai Point, the building of the giant aluminium smelter,and the construction of a whole new island harbour. he also includes a section on one of the earliest railways in New Zealand, and chapters on the Stewart Island ferries and the famous Bluff Oyster. Liberally illustrated with early maps and pictures the author has produced a fascinating account of one of the oldest ports in New Zealand.'