New Zealand

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"Defenders of New Zealand." Thomas Wayth Gudgeon, H Brett, Printer & Publisher, 1887. Has alphabetical list of volunteers & militia who received the NZ Medal, having been under fire or attached to Imperial forces during the war 1860-1870. Contains short biographies of principal leaders & colonists who distinguished themselves particularly. RD5

"The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography." Vols 1-5. Authors - many! Publ Bridget Williams Books Ltd and the Department of Internal Affairs, 1993. 3049 biographies (of dead people only) of New Zealanders from 1769-1920. This book is now available ONLINE.

"From The Midnight Sun to The Long White Cloud - Finns in New Zealand." Olavi Koivukangas - Institute of Migration, Turku, Finland - 1996. This book is a history of Finns in New Zealand, with some biographies and photos - but the main part that I think would be useful to people is the surname index at the end, which lists all (or at least many) of the Finns who came to New Zealand between 1857 and 1990. Even if they didn't stay, they are still listed. DC10

"New Zealand Post Office Directory. 1892-93." Wise, Caffin & co. Dunedin. NZ. Alphabetical,trade,government,street,companies, entire colony. YL

"The Royal New Zealand Fencibles." Alexander, New Zealand Fencibles Society, date unknown. Information on the Fencibles who came to New Zealand. I also have a significant number of books and microfilm about New Zealand Genealogy. A6

Buller District (West Coast Region, South Island)

"Charleston. Its Rise and Decline." Irwin Faris., A.W. Reed., 1941 History of gold mining town from 1866. Photos, street plans, electors, graveyards. YL

Canterbury District

"Akaroa: Banks Peninsula New Zealand." Text & Drawings by Gwenda Turner, John McIndoe, 1977. An enchanting record of one of New Zealand's most beautiful and historic towns. Copiously illustrated 64 original pen and wash drawings by the artist. BC6

"French Akaroa: an attempt to colonise southern New Zealand." Peter Tremewan, University of Canterbury Press, 1990. This book looks at the elaborate government-backed French plans to settle and annex "Southern New Zealand" and at what the French did when they found that the British had got there first. The life of those French men, women and children in the remote little settlement of Akaroa. BC6

"The French at Akaroa." T Lindsay Buick, NZ Book Depot, 1928. The drama of France's colonial rivalry with Britian in New Zealand is dominated by unforgettable personalities. Confusion over land titles and disputed sovereignty were not the only problems experienced by the settlement. 63 French and German colonists arrived in Akaroa 6 months after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. BC6

"The Libeau Family of Banks Peninsula." Compiled by Rex and Adriene Evans, published by Evagean Publishing, 1995. 150 years after Joseph Libeau and Magdeleine Libeau nee Chauvet came to Akaroa, New Zealand from France, their descendants placed a commemorative seat in Akaroa, established the Libeau Descendants Society and published this book. BC6

Nelson District

"The Golden Reefs: an account of the great days of quartz-mining at Reefton, Waiuta and the Lyell." Darrel Latham, Pegasus, 1984. ISBN 0-908568-12-6.

North Auckland District

"A Noble Breed." William Mackie, Wilson & Horton, 1974. The Auckland Racing Club 1874 - 1974. LD5

South Auckland District

"West of the Manukau." Ben Westhead, Waiuku News, c1950. Early days in South Auckland by an early resident, lots of names & stories including three passenger lists and other misc lists. LD5

Southland District

"Early Woodlands." Margaret Trotter, Southland Printing and Publishing, date unknown. A relatively scarce Southland local history of an area North East of Invercargill, complete with illustrations and lists, also school photos. A6

Taranaki District

"The Establishment of the New Plymouth Settlement in New Zealand." J. Rutherford & W. H. Skinner (Thomas Avery, 1969 2nd edn; 1st edn 1940). Various passenger ship lists and diaries for the first six ships of the Plymouth Company (1841-43) and lists for other ships (1841-60), plus early journals of life in New Plymouth. Passenger lists for the six Plymouth Company ships and some other ships are avaliable on-line at:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shipstonz/shipstonz.htm. JW13

"The History of Taranaki." B. Wells (Edmondson & Avery, 1878). A history to 1877 with names of prominent people (but no passenger ship lists). Not indexed, so any query should give an approximate year. JW13

Wellington District

"The Birth of a City: Wellington 1840-1843." Arthur H. Carman (pub. A. H. Carman, 1970). Has 1842 & 1843 Burgess Rolls of those males qualified to vote for the first Wellington City Council, and short biographies of 15 Aldermen. JW13

"Early Wellington." L. E. Ward (Whitcombe & Tombs, 1929). Early births, deaths & marriages from newspapers etc. 1840-1866 (incomplete; as few as 1 or 2 for some years). Biographies of some early settlers, and names of many others. Also ship passenger lists 1840-1842, although these are now avaliable on-line (one link for for early ship passenger lists (Wellington, New Plymouth etc) is: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shipstonz/shipstonz.htm). JW13

Westland District

"Hokitika Goldfields Capital." by Philip Ross May. pub.1964. YL

"Hokitika, Place of Return." Hokitika Borough Council 1866-1989. by Ron Fields. ISBN 0 473-00778-9. YL

West Coast Region (South Island)

"Tales of the Coast." by Jim Henderson, 1984. ISBN 0-86863 383 6. YL

"West Coast Gold Fields Directory [New Zealand] 1866-67." Harnett & Co. 1867. Early goldfield settlements, West Coast, South Island New Zealand. Alphabetical, plus advertisements, general/local government, societies,etc.; Hokitika/Ross/Greymouth/Waimea. YL