Living Between Land and Sea The bays of Whakaraupo Lyttelton Harbour, by Robertson, Jane
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- ISBN: 9781991016539 | 1991016530
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/1/2024
This superbly illustrated history of the people who settled in the many bays of Whakaraupo Lyttelton Harbour is full of finely observed insights into the challenges of living in small, remote communities. Acknowledging the rich history of Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke and their guardianship of this place, the book describes the early history of Maori in the region, as it takes a geographical sweep around the harbour from the signal station at Te Piaka Adderley Head to the lighthouse at Awaroa Godley Head. In between, the stories of the bays and islands of this picturesque and historic harbour are described with fascinating details of early and contemporary life including maritime history and dramatic rescues, farming and trade, wartime experiences and quarantine stations, tourism and recreation.