From Fibre to Food Opiki The District and its Development

Author(s): Opiki Jubilee Book Committee

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From Fibre to Food. Opiki. The district and its Development. A Golden Jubilee Publication of the School and District 1928-1978 including early History. 1978 1st edition. Private publication: Opiki Jubilee Book Committee, Palmerston North 


Many old photos incl: portraits of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Keepa Te Rangihiwinui; flax milling photos incl flying fox; suspension bridge with people (named); old tractors and traction engines; shearing 1953 (with names); floods 

Tidy copy


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Maori history of the area 
Maori place names and their meanings, with maps 
Flax milling 
Roading and the suspension bridge 
“Riverdale” Station 
Flooding and river control 
Farming, with map of farm ownerships (names) since 1880s 
The war years 
Opiki School. Lots of named photos 
Community buildings and activities, lots of names and named photos 
50th Jubilee celebrations, named photos 

Many settler stories with names etc 

Lists of: 
Flax mills, locations, no of strippers, operating 1916-18 
Floods from 1902 (plus drainage map) 
Opiki roll of Honour 1939-45 
Teachers and School Committee, plus 1st year pupils 
Chairmen of hall Committee 
Ministers 

General Fields

  • : OPIKI2
  • : misc
  • : misc
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : B&W photos, illustrations
  • : Opiki Jubilee Book Committee
  • : Hardback (no dustjacket)
  • : 90