Pioneers of Martins Bay

Pioneers of Martins Bay

Book - 1947
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This remarkable personal record by Alice McKenzie (later Mrs Peter McKenzie) of her pioneering days in a remote south-west corner of New Zealand has a reputation as an outstanding and valuable historical record. Alice conveyed, as few other writers had done, or have done since, the reality of everyday life for many of the people who immigrated to New Zealand during the 19th century. Alice's story of her family and other settlers in and around Martins Bay, some 30 kilometres north of Milford Sound, is one of endurance and independence in the face of hardship and isolation, experiences unfamiliar to most modern New Zealanders. Yet clearly visible here are the roots of tenacity and single-mindedness that make up the unique identity of New Zealanders today.
Publisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Printed by the Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers, 1947.
Branch Call Number: 993.961 MCK
Characteristics: 116 p., [7] leaves of plates :,ill., ports., map ;,21 cm.

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