True Tales of the Coromandel’s Eastern Seaboard 


The recording of history comes in many forms and it is very rewarding to have so many wonderful True Tales told by writers who have recalled their own true events to share with others and add to the valuable and colourful glimpses of the past.  This publication is a credit to those that have worked to bring it to fruition.

I thank each contributor for extending the historic recollections that add to the three True Tales of Northern Coromandel books published by the Coromandel Town History Research Group Inc, starting in 2000.

I hope this publication will be the first of many covering more and more of New Zealand and its fascinating past.  I’m sure the contributors’ insight into our history will be enjoyed by all readers.


Sue Wright QSM: Co-ordinator Coromandel Town History Research Group Inc.

Anne Stewart Ball: Compiler/Coordinator for TCHT

David Rushforth: Editorial Assistance

David Elley: Cover Photograph

The Coromandel Heritage Trust

M Dunwoodie (Chairperson)
Gary Meek (Treasurer)
S Wright, M Morrison, R Poulgrain, R Revell, T Spence

M Dodds (Secretary)
G Dunwoodie, C Newby, J Robinson, M Heberley, P Kruithof, N Thorburn, D Wilton, M Cunningham, A Stewart Ball


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