|Author:||Carol Dawber & Cheryl Win|
Seafood and coal were the resources that first brought people to the northwest shores of Golden Bay. From the north bank of the Aorere River to the tip of Farewell Spit, the warm shallow waters and low-lying coastal sand dunes were home to shellfish, snapper, flounder and seabirds. Pakawau, the home of the shag, was a staging... read more
Contains over 200 colour photographs. The book promotes 36 artists from Golden Bay. It is divided into 8 main chapters, covering the following mediums; painting (realism, landscape, abstract etc), sculpture (marble, stone, fibre, wire and wood), pottery and ceramics, photography, wearable art designers, jewellers, print-maker... read more
|Author:||Blair, A K|
Construction of the Cobb power scheme began in 1935 and continued for twenty-two years. This is the history of the scheme itself, but also of those who designed, built and ran the scheme from its inception to the present day.
The story of the Maitai Valley from first settlement to the present day.
|Author:||Mary Neal et al|
A 31 page booklet covering the area's history, native animals, vegetation, communities and school. Rai Valley is a rural community situated between Pelorus Bridge and Nelson. The area originally known as Flat Creek, extends from the confluence of the Rai and Pelorus Rivers, to upstream of the Rai Valley township and Northw... read more
This fascinating book published to celebrate the Suter Gallery's Centennial, set the Suter Gallery in the context of the wider New Zealand artistic scene,is also a valuable reference work on New Zealand and Nelson art. It is richly illustrated from the gallery's collection, many of the works being suppo... read more
|Author:||A L Kennington|
A history of the Wakapuaka region of Nelson from Maori settlement to the late twentieth century. A comprehensive listing of European settlers, including all the well known names of the area.
|Author:||Irvine, Bob (ed.)|
A wonderfully dierse selection of short stories with a quirky take on New Zealand life. Drawn from the "Books for Blokes" competition run by the Adult Learning Support in Nelson, these stories will catch your interest and keep you reading.
|Author:||Tasman District Council|
51 pages of colour photographs and text of selected reserves in the TDC. Including Pohara, Patons Rock, Kina Beach, Thorp Bush, Rabbit Island, Lee Valley, Washbourne Gardens, Lee Valley and the three National Parks.
This little handy pocket sized book contains 66 Tasman District Walks. Most can be easily completed within the hour although there are some longer walks of up to 3 hours. Walk areas include Richmond/Waimea, Motueka, Golden Bay & Lakes/Murchison.
Reprint - Limited edition of 100 - Numbered and signed by author. Arguably, the motor racing on Nelson's Back Beach set the seal on the region as a summer holiday destination in the post second world war era. It was held as a two day meeting every New Year from the last day of 1949 to the New Year of 1977 and the Nelson Ca... read more
Tasman District is the most geographically diverse region in New Zealand. In the space of an hour you can move from a snow-capped mountain to a beach on the shore of Tasman Bay. This guide introduces you to some of the towns and villages around the district.
|Author:||Leith,J / Briars, J|
A history of the German settlement of Upper Moutere, originally known as Sarau.
Through stunning images, Fever encapsulates the Rugby World Cup 2011 from an unashamedly Nelson viewpoint.
From a Friday evening in early September, when an Air New Zealand Q300 carrying the Italian rugby team touched down in Nelson, to a Sunday night in October, ending with Richie McCaw raising the Webb Ellis Cup high ... read more