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Nikau Press - Old Nelson: A Postcard History 1900-1940, Barney Brewster
This thoroughly interesting slice of Nelson region history is drawn from an extensive private collection. The images include many street scenes and town vistas, as well as themes such as public occasions, unfortunate events, sport and recreation, transport, trade and commerce, education and military. The locations include not only Nelson City, Richmond, Motueka and Takaka but also settlements such as Wakefield, Murchison, Tapawera and Collingwood. Every location is indexed. The 125 postcards are printed in duotone, one per page, each with a fully researched caption by Barney Brewster. An introduction gives the historical context of the cards, while collector Rob Packer has a contribution on his pastime. Biographical outlines are supplied on the photographers.