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The Resource Head of the harbour : a history of Governors Bay, Ōhinetahi, Allandale and Teddington, Jane Robertson

Head of the harbour : a history of Governors Bay, Ōhinetahi, Allandale and Teddington, Jane Robertson

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Head of the harbour : a history of Governors Bay, Ōhinetahi, Allandale and Teddington
Title
Head of the harbour
Title remainder
a history of Governors Bay, Ōhinetahi, Allandale and Teddington
Statement of responsibility
Jane Robertson
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'The ride along the road from Lyttelton was glorious, the morning was genial and bright, and the fresh sea air seemed to run like electricity through the veins, until one lost the done up feeling that had pervaded the system for the last few days, and felt once more that life was worth the living.' Those words were written in January 1895, but they still hold true for those who live at or visit the head of Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Harbour - Teddington, Allandale, Ohinetahi, Governors Bay, Sandy Bay. The hills here were once covered in bird-filled native bush. Flax and raupo flourished. The sea was a rich source of kai moana for Maori who first arrived on Horomaka/Banks Peninsula in the mid-fifteenth century. Waitaha were followed by Ngati Mamoe, who settled in sheltered Governors Bay. Te Manuwhiri of Ngai Tahu later established himself at the head of the harbour, naming the area Ohinetahi. The Scottish Manson and Gebbie families took up land at Teddington in 1845, remaining the sole European occupants until the arrival of the first Canterbury Association settlers in 1850. The head of the harbour was originally the preferred site for the new settlement of Christchurch, but when this was built on the other side of the Port Hills, the area became known instead for its abundant orchards, market gardens and leisure activities - a haven close to, but geographically very separate from, the city on the swamp. This immensely readable, impeccably researched and superbly illustrated book tells, for the first time in one place, the stories of the families who settled at the head of the harbour, of the homes they built, of their relationship with the land and sea, their working and recreational lives. It traces the influence of well-known residents such as Thomas Potts, Hugh Heber Cholmondeley and Margaret Mahy. It explores, too, the relationship between the natural and cultural environments and how this has changed. The Head of the Harbour is very much a community enterprise. Jane Robertson has interviewed many residents and ex-residents, whose experiences and photographs enrich a book that is not just for those with connections to this special place, but for anyone interested in the history of Canterbury and of New Zealand." --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NZAUC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Robertson, Jane
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Governors Bay Heritage Trust
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  • Pioneers
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Banks Peninsula (N.Z.)
  • Banks Peninsula (N.Z.)
  • Tāngata whenua
Label
Head of the harbour : a history of Governors Bay, Ōhinetahi, Allandale and Teddington, Jane Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Accompanying material
1 Poster + 10 postcards
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The land -- Tangata whenua -- Preparing the settlement -- Pioneers at Teddington -- Early settlers at Allandale -- Early settlers in Ōhinetahi Valley -- Early settlers at Governors Bay and Sandy Bay -- Schooling -- Spiritual life -- Hotels and Post Offices -- By land and sea -- Earning a living -- The lighter side of life -- Forces of nature, mistakes of man -- People and the environment -- Naming and changing -- The land today
Control code
ocn986251617
Dimensions
32 cm. +
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780473366711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)986251617
Label
Head of the harbour : a history of Governors Bay, Ōhinetahi, Allandale and Teddington, Jane Robertson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Accompanying material
1 Poster + 10 postcards
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The land -- Tangata whenua -- Preparing the settlement -- Pioneers at Teddington -- Early settlers at Allandale -- Early settlers in Ōhinetahi Valley -- Early settlers at Governors Bay and Sandy Bay -- Schooling -- Spiritual life -- Hotels and Post Offices -- By land and sea -- Earning a living -- The lighter side of life -- Forces of nature, mistakes of man -- People and the environment -- Naming and changing -- The land today
Control code
ocn986251617
Dimensions
32 cm. +
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780473366711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)986251617

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