The Bridge To Nowhere: The Ill-Fated Mangapurua Settlement

 
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Arthur P Bates
Published by Wanganui Newspapers (1981)
ISBN 10: 0473000881 ISBN 13: 9780473000882
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Book Description Wanganui Newspapers, 1981. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 5th or later Edition. book is in very good condition .This is the fifth edition of the book1986, first published in 1981. None. Seller Inventory # 000132

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Bates, Arthur P.
Published by Wanganui Newspapers, Wanganui, New Zealand (1984)
ISBN 10: 0473000881 ISBN 13: 9780473000882
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Book Description Wanganui Newspapers, Wanganui, New Zealand, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4th Edition. Light Brown h/c with title to spine/ Excellent clean copy/ Illustrated with b&w photographs, maps and drawings, maps/ previous owners name on first page/ leading cover corners and spine tips are slightly rolled/ Jacket has some edge rub as well as small tears and chips to leading corners and spine tips. The Bridge to Nowhere. In 1917 one of the most remote valleys of the Upper Wanganui River was hastily opened up by the Government for settlement by Discharged Servicemen from the 1914-18 World War. However, this last great rural pioneering scheme in New Zealand proved a complete and utter failure. One by one, the settlers discovered they were chasing a rainbow of illusion and had to abandon their hard-won farms and walk off their land without any compensation. The last two settlers had to leave the treacherous accress road in 1942. Now this valley is quickly reverting to native bush and the only reminders of twenty-five years of occupation are the fast-disappearing remains of farm houses, farms and road works. The best known of these is the impressive concrete bridge across the Mangapurua Gorge - usually called "The Bridge to Nowhere". Weight 0.5 g Size 243mm by 174mm. Seller Inventory # 000524

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Bates, Arthur P.
Published by Wanganui Newspapers (1984)
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Book Description Wanganui Newspapers, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 5th or later Edition. Arthur P. Bates. New Zealand. 2003 Eighth Edition. Cardcover. 167 Pages. Excellent clean copy, Illustrated with b&w photographs, maps and drawings, maps to end papers. The Bridge to Nowhere. In 1917 one of the most remote valleys of the Upper Wanganui River was hastily opened up by the Government for settlement by Discharged Servicemen from the 1914-18 World War. However, this last great rural pioneering scheme in New Zealand proved a complete and utter failure. One by one, the settlers discovered they were chasing a rainbow of illusion and had to abandon their hard-won farms and walk off their land without any compensation. The last two settlers had to leave the treacherous accress road in 1942. Now this valley is quickly reverting to native bush and the only reminders of twenty-five years of occupation are the fast-disappearing remains of farm houses, farms and road works. The best known of these is the impressive concrete bridge across the Mangapurua Gorge - usually called "The Bridge to Nowhere". Weight 0.5 g Size 243mm by 174mm. Seller Inventory # 000215

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Bates, Arthur P.
Published by Wanganui Newspapers, Wanganui (2003)
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Book Description Wanganui Newspapers, Wanganui, 2003. Soft Covers. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Eighth Edition. 24 cm, 173 pp, maps, figs, b&w photo illis, soft covers. VG copy. Seller Inventory # 006304

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