Bowwaves on the Waikato Graham Vercoe ISBN 0-7900-0578-6 * Names of ships working the Waikato River. A history The New Zealand Pilot Eleventh Edition 1946 *All rivers and streams accessed as Ports recorded... Rapids and Riverbanks. On the Wanganui River Robert D Campbell ISBN 0-908782-01-2 * Names of ships working the Wanganui (Whanganui) River. A history River Punts and Ferries of Southern New Zealand A R TyrrellISBN 0-908774-27-3 * History of river ferries and ferrymen in the South Island. The little ports of Taranaki Margaret de Jardine. ISBN 0 47301 455 6 * The Industrial History of Coastal shipping of the Taranaki Sumner to Ferrymead * A list of the ships that crossed the Sumner Bar Henderson & Macfarlane Circular Saw Line * Anthony G Flude 1993
Bush and other Tramways
The Era of the Bush Tram in New Zealand Paul Mahoney ISBN 0-908876-80-7 * A history of the timber tram transport system
Logs and Locomotives Roly Holm ISBN 0 88469 123 8 * From the view of one who worked on the Timber Tramways
New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas ISBN 0 900609 92 3 * Incudes maps showing the locations of many tramways and mills
The New Zealand railway, tramway & bus bibliography * compiled by Sean Millar. ISBN 0 90872 625 2
Historic Gold Trails of the Coromandel Tony Nolan
Gold in a Dish M Johnston ISBN 0-9597974-4-0 * Tramways in the Wakamarina Gioldfields
The Golden Reef Darrell Latham ISBN 0-908568-12-6
The gliding peak more tales of old Taranaki D. H Rawson ISBN 0 47300 838 6 * Mentions some timber mills that used tramways
Tracks in the North H J Hassen & F J Neil ISBN 0-473-01614-1 * Mining, flax and bush tramways north of Auckland
Don't Frighten the Horses Wellington Tramway Museum Inc ISBN 0-9582231-5-7
The Mt Somers Tramways 1886 - 1943 I D Maffey Tall Trees and Tramways. Bryon Somervell ISBN 0-473-10557-8
New Zealand RAILFAN September 2008 Climax 1317 - Working Life P65-77 J Fitzgerald.
Collection P Mahoney
The era of the bush tram in New Zealand
From the station platform: An historical account of Ormondville station and district from a railway perspective.
** Before the advent of tractors and logging trucks most of the logs transported to timber mills were hauled by Horse or Bullock teams. The main methods were to use a Junker which was a large wheeled frame pretty much used as skidders today. The junkers was holding up the front of the log and the horse/bullock team are harnessed to the junkers.. Sawn timber was taken from the mill to the nearest town or railway by flat wagons. New Zealand is a great place for rain and all the sawmills would be isolated into muddy tracks limiting the movement of logs in and sawn timber out. the tramway solved this problem...
The first tramways were horse and bullock drawn or gravity powered..later geared steam locomotives were used.
The New Zealand Cyclopedia
* various entries
Foxton 1888-1988 The First Hundred Years A N Hunt
Flax Mills of the South Margaret Trotter ISBN 0-908720-28-9 Ferntown to Farewell Spit Carol Dawber & Cheryl Win ISBN 0-9582252-6-5 * Photographic essay of places and people of the area * Article in the School Journal Part 4 No3 1977... some photos included but no location Tokomaru School & District Centenary 1893 - 1993 C Stevenson ISBN 0-473-01882-9
Waka (Swainson, 1853:142). (New Zealand Law Society, 1989, p. 7) * Very few waka out of the thousands that plied the rivers of New Zealand have been recorded The Maori Canoe Elsdon Best
Waka, ferry, tram : Seatoun and the bays before 1958 Bob O'Brien. * the maritime history of a Wellington suburb * With thanks to Patricia and Alan Gaudion.. * Mark Caulter and Carol Bond
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