ISBN 0-908608-91-8 Published 2003
The classic story of the Albertland Settlement on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour,Northland, New Zealand.
An indexed reprint of the 1927 Edition with images reproduced from the original glass plates.
Price includes postage within NZ.
Over 130 pages of photographs and diary notes from the W H (Harold) Marsh collection. Join Harold Marsh on his many journeys through Albertland and surrounding districts on the Kaipara Harbour in northern New Zealand during the early 1900's. Family gatherings, picnics around the harbour, breaking in the land, weddings, fun at social sports days, serious funerals, and many more facets of life in the early days.
An interesting insight into what inspired nearly 3000 migrants to join the Albertland Special Scheme in the 1860's and then the trials and tribulations of life in the colonies when they arrived. Ship board tales, life in the bush. Interesting snippets and background detail one mans pioneering life woven around letters home to his family in England.
Long out of print the original title "Centenary of Albertland" was prepared for the 1962 centennial. It seemed fitting to reproduce the booklet for the 150th celebration, add more photos and enhance the index, almost doubling the size of the original
The story of the Albertland Settlers, full of drama, excitement,despair and hope, courage and faith ... of a town set to becomebigger than Auckland .... of a people seeking a better life for their families in a far off land.
This documentary follows their incredible journey from home in England, and the ordeals they faced attempting to settle in the new promised land.Created as part of a programme of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Albertlanders arriving in New Zealand, May 29th 1862.
Good quality Albertlanders celebration cap.
Featuring comparative shots, past and present. Printed on high quality 250gsm card.
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An unframed image from the Shawn Stevens Collection printed on high quality gloss photographic media.
Visit The Albertland and Districts Museum and Heritage Centre at Memorial Park, Port Albert Rd, (SH 16) Wellsford. Just 50 metres from Caltex service station.
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