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By R.C.J. Stone

In Logan Campbell's Auckland, Russell Stone, the doyen of Auckland historians and writer of the awardwinning From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland, recounts 15 stories from his encyclopaedic wisdom of nineteenth-century Auckland. They comprise the tales of the tree on One Tree Hill, of a newspaper revealed on a mangle, of 2 aborted duels, the secret of a suicide, of the voyage of an early immigrant send, of the damage of the Orpheus, of ways Ngati Whatua grew to become the tangata whenua of the realm, and extra. Logan Campbell's Auckland not just entertains but in addition provides a true experience of the way Auckland replaced in the course of these the most important early years. Stone moves definitely the right stability among tale telling and historic perception and gives effortless navigation for the trendy day common reader via touching on modern incidents to the previous - for instance, Mike Smith's assault at the One Tree - or prior incidents to their trendy destinations - topically, How Rugby got here ashore and located its option to Eden Park. In his frequently stylish kind Stone brings personalities, feuds and dramas brilliantly to lifestyles. This good-looking publication is vividly illustrated in black and white and colour.

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