This is a beautiful, hard bound, 300-page book covering the history of the original Pauatahanui area which extended from Paremata to the top of the Paekakariki Hill and from the top of Haywards Hill to Camborne and includes present-day Whitby. Covering from 1820 to 2012, it contains almost 300 illustrations from archives and personal family collections, including a number of early paintings not seen publicly before.
•Chapter One: 1820 - 1846 Arrivals
•Chapter Two: 1847 - 1879 Pauatahanui becomes a thriving community
•Chapter Three: 1880 - 1913 Pauatahanui at its prime
•Chapter Four: 1914 - 1945 The difficult years
•Chapter Five: 1946 - 1985 The Pauatahanui landscape is transformed
•Chapter Six: 1986 - 2012 Pauatahanui and Whitby in modern times
•Appendix I: Pauatahanui families
•Appendix II: Political representation for Pauatahanui, Judgeford and Whitby 1853-2012
•Appendix III: Timeline of events
The book also includes extensive endnotes, bibliography and index.
The book can be purchased for $65 (plus p&p) through TradeMe
or at: Pataka Gallery, Porirua Paper Plus, Porirua and Lower Hutt P&Z Decorating Centre, Porirua