This volume summarises the level of industry and commercial development across New Zealand town by town. It devotes a significant section (over 300 pages) to examining individual commercial activities in some detail.
It contains numerous biographies and hundreds of photographs of the industries and people of New Zealand.
Old historical records are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australasian history. They provide information on the environment experienced by the residents of the time and how they lived, as well as their occupations.
This is an invaluable genealogy resource for anyone exploring their kiwi family history or building a family tree!