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The South Explored

The story of the early European exploration and settlement of Southland including the European discovery of Foveaux Strait; the early sealers, whalers and whaling stations of the south; James Spencer who landed at Bluff in 1824 to found the oldest town in the South Island; John Howell who founded Riverton in 1837.

John Kelly who became the first Eurpoean to settle on the site of Invercargill; Chief Tuhawaiki of Ruapuke Island; Brother Wohlers; Nairn and Stephen who were guided to Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau by Maori; ‘Nat’ Chalmers who was shown the way to Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea by Chief Reko of Tuturau; surveyor J. T. Thomson who laid out Invercargill; and many others. Includes over 230 historical photographs, maps and illustrations resulting in this classic illustrated history of early Southland.


John Hall-Jones

Hard Cover Black & White 240x170mm

ISBN 0-908629-51-6