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Title The way it was : stories from New Zealand
Author Townsend, Colin P, 1941-
Summary An eclectic collection of stories from around New Zealand, with a significant number from south Canterbury. Both copies title pages signed and dated 2009 by the author.

Contents:
- Some southern lime kilns (incl. Kakhu Lime Kiln)
- Some southern fires (incl. CFCA fire, 1908)
- Gold is where you find it (Timaru Gold Prospecting association)
- Nobu Shirase 1861 1946
- Some Failrie folk and places
- Fairlie's Charlie and Stanley Jones
- Andrew Macintosh, 30 years a police constable at Fairlie
- Munitions factories (Mt Cook Road and Irishman Creek Station)
- Fairlie boat building (Bill Hamilton et. al.)
- Fairlie munitions dump (McLeans Road Winscombe)
- Death in an extrodinary manner
- Extensions to Government Kumara water race
- Ho Ho Christmas train smash 1910
- West Coast murder and execution
- Gold, gangs, guns and graves at the greenstone
- Greened thumbed prisoners
- Murder of James Dorgan
- Wonderful Waimate
- Waimate swings
- The rural church (Wesleyan Church, Beaconsfield)
- Grocery stores
- Hakataramea Downs
- Mesopotamia
- Undergrounf and overwhelmed
- Paeroa, world famous in New Zealand
- Sinking of S.S. Taniwha
- Waikino tragedy 1923
- Where have they gone
- Ashburton Gas Company
- Waimate Coal fired gas works
- The evolution of coal gas
Pub Place Auckland, N.Z.
Publisher Kaha Media
Pub Date 2009
ISBN 9780473151072 (pbk.)
Physical Description 134 p. ; ill. ; 30 cm.
LC Subject Headings New Zealand--History--20th century--Anecdotes.
New Zealand--History--19th century--Anecdotes.
New Zealand--Social life and customs--Anecdotes.
Catalogue Number 2009/147.01