We have a wide range of books detailing the history of the Far North region.

Books for sale

“In the Shadow of Maungataniwha”
By Olwyn Ramsey
A History of Victoria Valley, Mangatoetoe and Te Puhi districts.

“Kaitaia - Portraits from the Past, 1900 - 1939”
By Keith Parker

“Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi BUSBY - Not Here By Chance” A biography of the late Hekenukumai Busby
By Jeff Evans, 2015
“Hec Busby - businessman, entrepreneur, waka expert and Master waka builder, traditional navigator and highly regarded Te Rarawa elder”

“Confidence in Adversity”
A Biography of Guy Macpherson
By Reynold Macpherson

“Lovers and Husbands and What-not”
A Biography of Margaret L. Macpherson
By Reynold Macpherson

Kaitaia's Switzer Home
Keith Parker : $27.50

Mangonui - Gateway to the Far North
Neva Clarke McKenna : $55.00

Pounamu - New Zealand Jade

Wings Over Waipapakauri
Olwyn Ramsey : $55.00

Matthews of Kaitaia - The Story of Joseph Matthews and the Kaitaia Mission
Sophia, Clarissa & Ludolph Joseph Matthews $36.00

Please contact us about purchasing any of these books. We will advise on shipping costs (if applicable).

Books with free download

Books are provided in PDF format with free download for non-commercial use.

“Ahipara Pre-School : 1959 - 1964”
By Barbara Mitcalfe
The first Māori Pre-School's first
four years
Free download (1.5MB PDF)