Available for $30.00 each
c. 1865 – c. 1938
Dr Michelle Ann Smith
Between 1865 and 1938 Papakura emerged as a strategically important town centred round Great South Road. An area steeped in colonial migration, settlement and involvement in the New Zealand Wars, Papakura was built around the concepts of family, community, business and industry. The town’s main street saw a number of changes between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, as well as the survival of stalwart businesses. Papakura has a rich and diverse history of which the main street is a significant part.
This book shows how the main street, its shops and their owners assisted in planting the roots of the local community and allows us to understand the fortitude and strength of the town.