Title: The Southland Provincial Government Gazette....
Publisher: Published by Authority: By Harnett & Co., Printers, Invercargill
Publication Date: 1864
Book Condition: Very Good-
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Rear cover detached. Losses to printed title label on spine. Otherwise very good. No signatures. ; xii, 392 pages. Original blue papered card covers with green cloth spine. Printed paper title label on spine. Page dimensions: 311 x 200mm. Printed on blue laid paper. An excellent primary source for the history of Southland, New Zealand in the early 1860s. The first volume of the official government gazette for the province of Southland, covering the period from 1861 until 1863. Volume One, Numbers 1 through 71. 3 August 1861 through 14 December 1863. Various contributors, including James A. R. Menzies, Superintendent of the Province; Theophilus Heale, Chief Surveyor / Provincial Engineer; Jas. T. Petrie, Poundkeeper; J. B. Greig, Harbour Master; Matthew Scott, Deputy Superintendent; His Excellency Sir George Grey, Governor of the Colony of New Zealand. "The principal Public Buildings that have been designed by me, are, 1st, The Jail (brick) - 2d, The Hospital (do) - 3rd, The Invercargill Jetty (pile and plank) - 4th, the small Court Houses at Riverton and Campbelltown [. . .] The present Jetty is very slight, its roadway being only eight feet wide, its carrier beams but eight inches by four inches, and the piles very small [. . .]" - Theophilus Heale, Provincial Engineer, page 144. ; Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 15507
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