Sumner to Ferrymead

Sumner to Ferrymead

A Christchurch History

Book - 1976
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Describes the seaside hill suburbs between Sumner Bay and the Heathcote Valley, Sumner, Clifton to McCormack's Bay, Mount Pleasant, St Andrew's Hill, Ferrymead and Heathcote. Social history about local railways, ferries, schools, churches, cafes, clubs and personalities that gave these suburbs their unique identity. Also a family history reference.
Publisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : Pegasus Press, 1976.
Branch Call Number: 993.83 DE
Characteristics: 215 p., [64] p. of plates :,ill., maps, ports. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Coffey, John (John Oliver), 1946-
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Includes index.

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