The Mahurangi Magazine

Contents

About the Author
Foreword to the Online Edition
Preface
Acknowledgements
Link with the Mahurangi
Part 1 Beginnings
Introduction
Jade River…

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About the author

Dr Lester Davey 2001
Ronald Harry Locker’s links with the Mahurangi go back to his Jamieson great-grandparents, early European settlers in the district. Derived from the association was a lifelong and passionate interest in how both natural and human forces have shaped…

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Foreword to the online edition

Cimino 30 March 2014
Updated 14 June 2015
That he wrote, and beautifully wrote, the foreword for his own book, was utterly typical of Dr Ronald H Locker. After all, he wrote his own funeral service, complete with eulogy. But rather than egocentricity, it reflected…

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Preface

Dr Ronald H Locker 1994
Since this is not the first history of the Mahurangi River, some excuse for its writing seems called for. Tribute is also due to those who have gone before. The first history of the district was the work of the late Terence Otway, son of a former postmaster of…

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Acknowledgements

Sue Locker 2001
In preparing my husband’s manuscript for publication, the skills and commitment of many people have been called on and generously given. In particular I should like to record my thanks to Friends of the Mahurangi for undertaking the publication of Jade…

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Link with the Mahurangi

Cimino 13 August 2007
Robert Thexton, descendant of Mahurangi shipbuilders, spent his childhood holidays at the beach at Scotts Landing. In common with many Aucklanders, the Mahurangi is Rob Thexton’s favourite place—when buying a copy of Jade River: a History of the Mahurangi

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