Bibliography - Marlborough


A Labyrinth of Waterways: the Forgotten Story of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds. - Frank W. Ponder - 1968 - 168 pages - Story of one of the orginal pioneer families of the Marlborough Sounds, the Harvey Family.

Cockle Cove - Lorna Manson - 2000 - 235 pages
Local history of the Marlborough Sounds district, New Zealand - much nautical content.

CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND Vol. 5 Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Provincial Districts.
A wealth of valuable historical, commercial and biographical information, not to be found elsewhere. 1908 - 610pages (Available in Australia and New Zealand on microfiche)

Gold in a Tin Dish: Volume One -The History of the Wakamarina Goldfield - Mike Johnston
In this book historian and geologist Mike Johnston successfully portrays the lure of Wakamarina gold and the persistent efforts made to secure it, despite the valley’s remoteness, dense forests, muddy trails and repeated (and legendary) floods. From official records and many decades of newspaper columns Dr Johnston has compiled an entirely fresh and full history of this famous goldfield. - 1992 - 600pages

Gold in a Tin Dish Volume Two - The History of the Eastern Marlborough Goldfields - Mike Johnston
Historian and geologist Mike Johnston completes the account of the region’s goldmining history that he began in Volume One with the Wakamarina. He describes the tantalising nature of eastern Marlborough gold and the dogged attempts to extract it, despite the area Is rugged landscape, dense forests, frequent floods and muddy tracks - and often poor returns.
1993 - 456pages

Historic Gold Trails of Nelson and Marlborough - Tony Nolan - 1978 - 96 pages.
In the form of a traveller's guide to the goldfields of historic nelson and marlborough and a portrayal of the spirited characters and hardy pioneers who opened up the provinces and blazed the trails of their prosperity following which the author reveals to intending fossickers the secrets of working the gold and rounds off with surprising facts about the noble metal.

Keeper of the Sheep - M. Goulter - 1955 - 205pages
Story of a pioneer farmer in Marlborough

KEI PUTA TE WAIRAU. A History of Marlborough in Maori Times - W. J. Elvy - 1957 - 113pages
In this book Mr W. J. Elvy makes an important contribution to knowledge of the life of the Maori in pre-European times.

Marching Onward The History Of The 2nd Battalion [Canterbury,Nelson,Marlborough,West Coast]Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment - Edward Latter - 1992 - 336 pages with over 400 photographic illustrations.

Marlborough A Provincial History - A. D. McIntosh - 1977 -
history of the events and the people

Molesworth - L. W. McCaskill - 1969 - 292pages
A history of Molesworth, New Zealand's largest pastoral run.

Old Marlborough or The Story of a Province - T. Lindsay Buick. - 1900
A concise historical account of the Marlborough Province.

Old Renwicktown Library and Museum - M. Pattie & P. Prosser - 1991
Memorial Library and the Renwick Museum; sketches and photographs of early buildings and people, Blenheim

Pioneer Parade some New Zealand Founders - Marlborough, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington - Cecil and Celia Manson - 1966 - 213 pages.

Rai Valley 1909 to 1959: - A. M. Hale - 1960
A history of the Dairy Co-op, but also an investigation, with illustrations, of this valley in Nelson province

Sleeping Dolphins True tales of the Marlborough Sounds by the Weka Writers - Joy Cowley -
The Weka Writers shared their tales of life in the Marlborough Sounds, both early and contemporary

Story New Zealand's French Pass & D'Urville Island. - O. Baldwin -
History of remote part of Marlborough Sounds.

The Awatere ; a District and Its People ; Foreword By Sir Alister McIntosh. - A. L. Kennington - 1982 - 238pages

The First Hundred Borough of Blenheim 1869-1969 - A. Beverley - 1969
With biographies-lists of community leaders, events in history

The Treasured Pathway - A Guide to the Marlborough Nelson Heritage Pathway - Simon Noble
The Treasured Pathway is the comprehensive guidebook for the recently launched (December 1997) heritage highway that links more than 80 heritage sites across the top of the South Island, on both the main pathway from Picton to Farewell Spit and the nine side trails. The fascinating natural and human stories behind these sites are told, including many popular visitor attractions, such as the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson City, Abel Tasman National Park, and Waikoropupu Springs.
1999 - 128pages

Tohora The story of Fyffe House, Kaikoura - Jan Harris - 1994 -
Dwelling first on the archaic inhabitants, the book expands onto the European past of the area, and the whaling station founded in 1842



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