Timber Town to City Suburb: An Illustrated History of Papanui

Timber town

Murray Williams (with Christine Grant and David O'Malley)

ISBN: 978-0473366803

This book is the first general history to be written about the Christchurch suburb, Papanui. It traces its industrial, architectural, educational, religious and recreational history and concludes with a chapter on the effect of the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Due attention is paid to the individuals who helped to shape the development of Papanui over 160 years. There are over 100 photographs, many of which have never before been available in the public domain.

Please note that Murray Williams currently has a few copies of this book left from what will be the last print run. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, please email: papanuiheritage@gmail.com