Fire on the clay: the pakeha comes to West Auckland; Scott, Dick, 1923-; 1979; 2...


Fire on the clay: the pakeha comes to West Auckland


Scott, Dick, 1923-

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"...about people who made West Auckland what it is today" Contents: Foreword -- 1. The lost land of Paorae (Te Kawerau a Maki) -- 2. Enter the entrepreneur (John Grundy; Thomas Mitchell; William Cornwallis Symonds; Theophilus Heale; Dudley Sinclair) -- 3. The great Cornwallis confidence trick (Patrick Matthews; New Zealand Manukau and Waitemata Company; Manukau Steam Mills; Henry Lawlor) -- 4. Thomas Henderson & William Swanson (Thomas Henderson; John Macfarlane; Henderson's Mill; William Swanson) -- 5. Audacious pigmies, ancient giants (Kauri forests; timber milling; William Larnach; Walter Guthrie; Matthew Roe; Frank Mander; Samuel Bradley; Kauri Timber Company; John Betthell; David Goldie; Frederick John Rayner -- 6. Bricks before teacups (Daniel Pollen; James Wright; R. O. Clark (Rice Owen); R. O. Clark Limited; Joshua, George and Walter Carder; Auckland Brick and Tile Company; William Hunt; Thomas Edwin Clark; Clark's Patent Blocks Limited) -- 7. Burned clay, burned fingers (Joseph James Craig; R. O. (Tonks), John and Charles Gardner; Albert Crum; New Zealand Brick, Tile and Pottery Company; Amalgamated Brick & Pipe Company Limited) -- 8. Its name is mud (Amalgamated Brick & Pipe Company Limited; Crum Brick & Tile Company Limited; New Era Brick & Pipe Company Limited; Waitakere Brick Company Limited; John Dunlop Brown; Jack, Neil and Cameron Brown; Jova Rancich; Crown Lynn Potteries Limited; Ceramco; Maria Louise (Briar) Gardner -- 9. A cheerful hello to you (Lawrence Adair; Thomas (Tom) Summers Skeates; Paul Groshek; Muaga Vineyard) -- 10. Into the golden west (Albert Beetham; George and Isabella Pirrit; George Jr. and William Pirrit; Elijah Astley; E. Astley & Sons Limited; Hetana Hamlet; Pomaria; J. H. Hougham; Robert Cranwell; Thomas Bell; G. Harden; Thomas Parr; Edward John Parr; Parr Nurseries; Humphrey Sharp; William Levy; Assid Abraham Corban; John Vella; Marinovich Brothers; Stephen Yelas (formerly Stipan Jelich) -- Afterword -- Signposts to the past: a pictorial supplement. This book was commissioned by Ceramco Limited in its 50th anniversary year to acknowledge the company's origins, dating back to 1854, in the West Auckland region"--Title page verso.

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Southern Cross Books

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Subject and Association Keywords

Auckland (NZ) -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Henderson (Auckland, NZ) -- History Waitakere (NZ) -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Manukau (NZ) -- History

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Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

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993.2 SCO

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