The Plimmer Legacy: A family story from early Wellington to modern farming in the Rangitikei
"From Wellingtons Plimmer Steps to the green hills of Motukawa ... 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 ... read full description below.
Available for pre-order internationally. Ships upon its international release date of 7 May 2019.
||7 May 2019 by Random House
||By Dawson, Bee
||Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 May 2019
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The Plimmers of Wellington were an influential family in the early days of the settlement - John Plimmer (of Plimmer Steps) was known as 'the father of Wellington'. From a busy store located in a ship (Plimmer's Ark) through the hard days of farming in the Depression, to today's busy world, the Plimmer family has provided several generations of influencers in the worlds of commerce, politics and farming. Illustrated with glorious photographs of New Zealand rural life by Chris Coad, the book is also filled with tales of Victorian and Edwardian family life in Wellington, moving on to a growing business and how different personalities took different paths.
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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 www.beedawson.co.nz.