Auckland by the Sea: 100 Years of Work and Play
This meticulously researched book traces in pictures and captions the development of the Auckland isthmus coastline for work and pleasure over the 100 years before World War II. From wharf buildings under construction to young ladies attempting to paddle while dressed in crinolines, the book provides a fascinating, nostaglic record of Auckland since the time of early European settlement.
David Johnson wrote on maritime and financial subjects for over four decades. He was based in Auckland and his many books included New Zealand's Maritime Heritage (1987), The Auckland Ferry Building (1989, and also in this series, Wellington by the Sea (1990).