Kaye Dragicevich ~ Historian ~ Author
A history of Awanui
The third reprint is currently available. (Just a few copies remaining)
Price: $70 plus $8 Track and trace Postage within New Zealand. For Rural Delivery add $3.50
300 Pages with 500 photographs tracing Awanui's development through the generations from the arrival of the first European settler and the establishment of trading stores and the wharves. As more settlers arrived the town grew with gum digging, shops, hotel, dance halls, billiard saloons, churches, school, picture theatre, dance bands and a tamburica orchestra. The Dairy Company was moved to Awanui becoming a major employer. This book has much to offer people who wish to learn about Awanui or reminisce the old days.
Awanui town of the Big River
Sold out -
Instead of reprinting this book Kaye spent 2012 researching and expanding the book to reprint in May 2013 as "A history of Awanui". All the text from the Awanui Town of the Big River has been included in the larger book.
The Matthews Family of Kaitaia
A small number available. Price $25 each plus $8 track and trace postage within New Zealand.
The Gumfield Collection
1st Published June 2015
Published October 2015
A collection of photographs taken by the famous Northwood Brothers, Arthur and Richard from 1898-1940.
Price $55 Temporarily out of print
The "Gumfield Collection" is a hard covered book photo book with high quality robust paper that shows life on the gum fields. Never before have so many gum field photos have been published together, (most are full page in size) along with a few showing the areas the early settlers landed.
What is so good about this book as many of the photographs taken by Arthur and Richard were unnamed until now. I have been fortunate to have been helped by some lovely old Dallys with naming many of the faces recorded in the photos. Along with identifying the areas they worked. 500 Names have been identified and it is astounding. The list has been posted on this website.
Pioneer Dalmatian Settlers of the Far North
Planned for Saturday 23 September at Kaitaia Dalmatian Club OPEN DAY 10am -3pm
Please come and join us - Music, entertainment and spit-roast lamb sandwiches - see home page for more detail
A substantial QUALITY collectable book. Hard cover, 400 pages, with 200 family stories, 900 photographs, 4 maps, northern gumfields and of Croatia, some WW1 and WW2 records, beauty queens, entertainers and sporting heros
See home page for more details and how to order
A treasure trove of family history for generations to come