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Jade River: A History of the Mahurangi

Ronald H Locker
First published 2001. Published online 2014—this online edition is a work in progress…

Pages xiii–xivin printed edition

Contents of Jade River: A History of the Mahurangi

Jade River cover

photograph Mahurangi Regatta 1901 Henry Winkelmann Auckland Museum | linocut Mahurangi River Valerie Pendred | design David Livingtston CAPS Digital Colour | concept Cimino Cole

Part 1 Beginnings

Part 2 Māori history of Mahurangi

  • Introduction to Māori history of Mahurangi
  • Māori history of Mahurangi
  • Sculptured hills and headlands of Mahurangi
  • Voyagers to the rising sun
  • From Mahurangi mists of time
  • Ngati Awa settle and forsake the north
  • Te Kawerau people of Mahurangi
  • Rise of Ngāti Whatua
  • Ngāti Pāoa ever-present in the gulf
  • Between Ngāti Whatua and Ngāpuhi

Part 3 Pioneer Pākehā

Part 4 Surveys and settlement

Part 5 A maritime community

Part 7 The entrepreneurs

Part 8 Passing parade of journalists

  • A view from the fifties
  • Views from the sixties
  • Fete days in the seventies
  • The turn of the century

Part 9 A personal view

  • My grandparents
  • My grandparents’ place
  • Two sons, two wars
  • Uncle Charlie

Part 10 Personal account of the Mahurangi