This is a second-hand copy of the book Waimakariri - An Illustrated History by Robert Logan.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition. The dust jacket has now been covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover for its own protection. This is simply folded in place and is easy to remove without damaging the jacket.
Publisher: Phillips and King Year: 2008 ISBN: 9780958331555 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 188 Condition: Used (Very Good)
When the first European colonists reached the top of the Bridle Path above Lyttelton they saw, on the far side of the Canterbury Plains, a range of mountains, snow-covered in winter and higher than any they had known in Britain. From the tussock uplands, soaring peaks, deep valleys and rugged gorges of these Southern Alps came to the mighty braided river Maori called Waimakariri, but the new settlers called, for a short time, the Courtenay. It would dominate the lives of many, it was a barrier to travel, and, as they soon learned, its turbulent spring and summer floods were a threat to the city of Christchurch. But the Waimakariri valley also provided a gateway to the West Coast, via first the road built to tap the golden riches on the other side of the alps and later the famous Midland railway; both were engineering marvels of their time. From the peaks of the headwaters, where young mountaineers revelled in climbing and exploration, to the river's mouth, the Waimakariri's story is full of interest, and none has told it better or in more fascinating detail, than the late Robert Logan. The author's special knowledge of the river's upper reaches gave him a unique insight into the early European explorers in the area, and his tireless research uncovered a great deal of previously unpublished material.
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