Author(s): Gavin McLean
Colonial New Zealand depended on sea transport, every major or aspiring centre had to have a port, hopefully loading cargo on a 'Home boat. This book traces the history of one such port into the twenty-first century. "Today's heritage object is yesterday's developer's dream."
Overture; 'Good place for boats except during SE winds'; 'The breakwater and nothing but the breakwater', 1868-84; 'We'll mend the break, and ...we'll paddle our own canoe', 1885-1907; 'Fishing for cod with goldfish?' 1907-40; 'A navigational hazard', 1941-74; 'Fingers crossed engineering', 1974-2008; Envoi; Index.