Omaui and the New River Estuary


Written by popular author Invercargill naturalist, historian and teacher Lloyd Esler, this book tells of the area of Omaui, a small portion of the Southland coast, bordered by the mouth of the New River (Oreti) Estuary, the Mokomoko Inlet and Greenhills. This book details its long and rich history – Maori settlement, European trade, flax, whaling, the pilot station, shipping, the health camp, farming and the area’s share of tragedies.

136 PAGES including eight pages in colour • 240x170mm

$15.00 plus postage

– or for $100 you can purchase all eight of Lloyd Esler’s publications, including a free NZ bird identifying folding card, post free or drop-off in Invercargill – Omaui and the New River Estuary; Flax and the Flax Industry in the South; Southland Book of Records; Invercargill 150 Years; Whaling and Sealing in Southern New Zealand; Early Days in Foveaux Strait; Rabbits and Possums in New Zealand; and Jack the Whaleboy.


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