This is a second-hand copy of the book Breakwater Against the Tide - A History of Papakura City and Districts by Elsdon Craig.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition. Previous owners inscription inside front cover.
Publisher: Papakura and Districts Historical Society Year: 1982 ISBN: 0908596170 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 198 Condition: Used (Very Good)
From the inside cover:
Papakura lies at the geographical centre of the region extending from the Auckland isthmus to the lower reaches of the Waikato River. Howick, Otahuhu and Papatoetoe are contained within the Manukau City boundaries; in Franklin County are Pukekohe, Tuakau and Waiuku. Historical events have had their effect one upon the other.
This book traces lucidly, comprehensively and with authority developments in Papakura and the Manukau region generally from the earliest Māori occupation.
The author makes an objective social study into an absorbing narrative. In many aspects, this becomes a view in a microcosm of New Zealand’s emergence as a nation – such as a story has a wide appeal. Factors which are unique to Papakura, its surrounding districts and the Manukau region are revealed so that this book becomes a worthy addition to the chronicles of local history in New Zealand.
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