Waka Paddle to Gas Pedal - The First Century of Auckland Transport

Waka Paddle to Gas Pedal - The First Century of Auckland Transport

Published by Keith Mexsom
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Waka Paddle to Gas Pedal – The First Century of Auckland Transport
To those who study it, transport is an unjustly neglected branch of history. It is a key social driver – it has such a decisive effect on the entire pattern of our lives, our society and our culture – and yet it is frequently overlooked when the story of lives, our society and cultures is told.(McCrystal 2007)

The story of some of Auckland's early lives, society and cultures is told by way of the following chapters:
 

Contents

 

Acknowledgements:                                                                                                     

Introduction:                                                                                                                
Chapter One:   The Inland Waterways – Paper Canals                                                 

Chapter Two:   Across the Waitemata – The Ferries                                                      

Chapter Three: Auckland Canals and the Inland Waterways Commission                 

Chapter Four – The Harbour Bridge                                                                            

Chapter Five:   Trails Through the Fern                                                                        

Chapter Six:     Trails of Steel – The Railway                                                               

Chapter Seven: The Omnibuses – The Ancillaries Vie for Supremacy                       

Chapter Eight:  On Your Bike                                                                                     

Chapter Nine:   The Dominance of the Centre Line – The Age of Trams                  

Chapter Ten:     The Motor Car Cometh                                                                    

Afterword:                                                                                                                   

References:                                                                                                                  

Index                                                                                                                           

 

Paperback | 401 pages | $16.99US | 17.78 cm X 25.4 cm | 978-0-646-96587-1 | October 20, 2016