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The Plimmer Legacy

Bee Dawson


PUBLISHED: 7th May 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780143773559
The Plimmer Legacy
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PUBLISHED: 7th May 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780143773559

Publisher Description

From Wellington's Plimmer Steps to the green hills of Motukawa. This is the story of a family - several generations of influential people - starting with 'the father of Wellington', John Plimmer, whose statue stands at the bottom of Plimmer Steps on Lambton Quay. Stories of Victorian and Edwardian life in the capital city lead on to the diverging paths of later generations, with an ongoing involvement in commerce, politics and farming. The hard days for farmers during the Depression, the interweaving of networks in rural communities, and the development of modern farms in the central North Island, make for a highly engaging read - as seen through the experiences of one remarkable family.

Author Biography

Bee Dawson is a social historian who enjoys researching and writing books on the history of people, places and gardens. The wide range of topics she has written about includes women painters, the air force, the New Zealand garden, freight transportation, the Child Cancer Foundation, and Puketiti Station. See more at

Product Details

Author
Bee Dawson
Pages
304
Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0143773550
ISBN-13
9780143773559
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2019-05-07
Subtitle
A family story from early Wellington to modern farming in the Rangitikei
Country of Publication
New Zealand