Booklet, The History of Umutaoroa 1896-1956

Wilson, James Gordon
Dannevirke Publishing Co., Ltd.
Production date
Feb 1956

Object detail

Brief Description
The History of Umutaoroa 1896-1956, written by J G Wilson, was published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Umutaoroa School.
February 1956.

The booklet provides the following information: Umutaoroa settlement; the roads; the surveyors; the ballot; list of original selectors of the Waipawa Special Settlement: Umutaoroa, May, 1886; Umutaoroa as a Māori block; land speculators; the pioneers; markets; pioneering; timber industry; the dairy factory; land values; the school; the site of the school; the hall; industry; progress; gold; the first motor car; World War One 1914 - 1918; World War Two 1939-1945; some Māori history; crown purchases; Māori relics; European tragedies; natural history - birds, introduced birds, insects, fish; the geological story and a list of successive factory managers. There are advertisements for: Dalgety's; H.B. Farmers, Barraud Street, Dannevirke; W.F.C.A. Ltd; Williams & Kettle Ltd, Napier and Branches; Murray Roberts & Coy. Ltd, High Street, Dannevirke.
Production date
Feb 1956
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Printed on paper with black ink.
Height x Width: 212 x 136mm
Presented by J G Wilson 6.8.56., Inscription, Handwritten
J G Wilson, Signature, Handwritten
Hawkes Bay Art Society, Bookplate, Printed
Local Collection, Stamp, Stamp
H.B. Art Gallery & Museum, Stamp, Stamp
Subject date
Credit line
gifted by Mr James Wilson
Other number(s)
4639, Pams B9, 19356


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