“The New Zealand Railway, Tramway & Bus Bibliography” (2nd edition, soft bound) by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-67-0. NZD $35.00. Postage free within NZ. Overseas postage charged at cost.
“For the researcher of transport history, this bibliography is an essential reference tool.” The New Zealand Railway Observer.
108 pages plus covers of which 8 pages, including the covers, are printed in colour. A4 format. Comb-bound with acetate protectors. Approximately 150 cover images reproduced.
Provides detailed listings of 942 NZ railway, tramways and bus books. Includes indexes to aid use.
Index by Title
Index by Series
The Electronic Index
FULL TEXT OF THE FOREWORD:
This Bibliography is a product of my life-long passion for railways, tramways and buses, and for books about them. It is a labour of love intended to celebrate the work of all who have contributed to New Zealand books in the subject areas covered. Since the first edition appeared in 2000, many new items have been published and more earlier works have been uncovered. The result has been a 50% growth in the number of entries in the nine years between editions. To avoid a significant increases in size and cost, the comments sections have been edited to reduce the word count, while still keeping them as informative as possible. The material previously contained in the six pages of appendices has been incorporated elsewhere, or dispensed with. Much of the indexing data is being made available in electronic form only, reducing the potential page count significantly, and allowing users to customise their own searches. Publication of the first edition generated requests to release the data in electronic form. These requests were turned down because, not only is this Bibliography a celebration of print, but also electronic publication would have negative implications for both cost recovery and quality. Readers are asked to respect the fact that the new electronic index is provided solely for use with this Bibliography. It is not provided as a substitute for the Bibliography itself, nor as a means to generate subsidiary bibliographies. Meanwhile, maintaining this bibliography is a labour of love which I want to carry on with for as many years as I can. Once I’m no longer able to do so, I intend to donate the full electronic data set to the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society. I hope readers will join me in celebrating the works listed here. Please forward to any corrections and/or additions so that future editions can be enhanced. All such assistance will be acknowledged.
Acton, W & Adams, B “The Nelson & West Coast Section of the Main Trunk Railway of New Zealand: A Letter to the Hon. James Macandrew, Minister of Public Works” Printed by R Lucas & Son, Nelson, 1878. Description: 15 pages, 130mm x 200mm portrait format, soft covers. Indexed by: railways – economics – upper SI. Comments: campaigns for the inclusion of a line from Christchurch to Nelson and Picton via the West Coast in the Public Works proposals of 1878.
Adcock, Irene “The Inside Outside Room” Published by BlackBerry Press with the assistance of the New Zealand Literary Fund, 1988, ISBN 0-908710-10-0. Description: 90 pages, 150mm x 210mm portrait format, soft covers. Indexed by: railways – child & juvenile. Comments: a young lad goes to stay with his grandmother while his parents are away overseas. With the aid of some inadvertent time travel, he discovers a long-lost steam locomotive previously associated with coal mining activities in the area.
Addison, John “A History of School Buses” Published by the Department of Education, 1977. Description: 31 pages, 180mm x 240mm portrait format, soft covers, b&w photos, plan, appendix. Indexed by: buses – operators. Comments: a brief illustrated history of the school bus operations of the Department of Education, once owner of one of the largest bus fleets in the country. This booklet was originally prepared with a foreword by the then Minister of Education, P A Amos. However, printing wasn’t completed until after Mr Amos’ government was defeated in a general election. Extraordinarily, given the nonpolitical nature of the subject-matter, all copies of this edition were ordered to be destroyed prior to the scheduled release date. A second printing was commissioned with a foreword by the new minister, L W Gandar. A small number of copies of the 1976/Amos edition survived, and are now highly collectible.