The Port Hills of ChristchurchBook - 2009 | Fully rev. and updated
Cover illustration: Port Hills by William Sutton (1917-2000) from the collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -327) and index.
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