Maungaturoto (N.Z.) -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The first part of Reminiscences of a country blacksmith is autobiographical and covers the author's childhood and youth on a farm north of Auckland (an accompanying note tells us the author lived at Maungatoroto though the text speaks only of Northland). He begins work at his uncle's smithy, works for a time in the goldfields district at Paeroa, then returns to his home district in 1914 to buy the smithy from his uncle and set up business for...
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of the office records of a Cabinet minister, his earlier and later life being less fully documented. The correspondence covers family, business, political and social matters with a wide array of people in N.Z. and overseas, particularly the United Kingdom, U.S.A., and South Africa. His regular letters to his London friend T.W. Orr provide a commentary on George Fowlds's affairs and the N.Z. scene 1906-1918. There are some 40,000 letters, together with files of...
Dates: 1872 - 1934