More reading about the Whanganui River and the Whanganui National Park…

There’s a wealth of books available about the Whanganui River and its history.

The following should be able to be sourced through your local library or good book stores if they are currently in print:

Bridge to Nowhere, by Arthur Bates, published by the Friends of the Whanganui

The Wanganui River – A scenic, historic and wilderness experience, published by the Department of Lands and Surveys

A Pictorial History of the Wanganui River by Arthur P Bates, published by Wanganui Newspapers Ltd

Rapids and Riverboats on the Wanganui River by Robert D Campbell, published by Wanganui Newspapers Ltd

Paddlewheels on the Wanganui by Alec Reid, publisher unknown.

Paddle Steamer Waimarie – a short booklet on the Waimarie by the Whanganui Riverboat Restoration and Navigation Trust Inc, publisher unknown

Now and Then – Recollections of life on the Whanganui River compiled by Jo Robinson and produced by the Ruapehu Bulletin

Guide to the Whanganui River by the NZ Recreational Canoeing Association, published by the NZRCA.

Te Awa: Historic Maori Photographs, by William Partington

Myself, by Sylvia Ashton Warner

In The Hills Of The Waimarino by Elizabeth Allen

In The Wake Of The Riverboats by Jim Parnell