Author(s): Alan La Roche
A new history of south-eastern Auckland from Maori, (written by Nathew Green, Ngaitai historian), the missionaries, European settlement of the Fencibles of Howick, settlers and immigrants. A detailed history of each village including social, economic and political histories. Schools and older church histories. Stories of World War II. Heroes of the war both overseas and at home. A map of historical sites and geological/geographical features of the area.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- The Coat of Arms of Howick and Manukau -- Maori history / Nathew Green -- Early visitors, explorers and exploiters -- Missionaries -- The Fencible settlement of Howick -- The Fencible settlement of Howick. Howick was founded to protect Auckland. Who were the Fencibles? Enrolment in Britain and officers conditions of enrolment. The voyage out and arrival in Howick. Why Howick was selected as a site for settlement. The Fencibles in Howick. Pensions. Widows of the Fencibles. The name Howick. Early Howick -- The New Zealand Wars of the 1860s -- Howick history -- Shelly Park -- Cockle Bay -- Mellons Bay -- Bucklands and Eastern Beach beaches -- Pakuranga -- East Tamaki -- Whitford -- Beachlands -- Maraetai -- Churches -- All Saints Howick, St Thomas, St Pauls, St Johns. Our Lady Star of the Sea Presbyterian. Methodist Churches. Baptist Church -- Education -- The mission school. Howick Anglican School. Howick Catholic School. Howick Presbyterian School. Turanga Creek School. Whitford No.1 and No.2 Schools. Flat Bush School. East Tamaki School. Howick School. Star of the Sea Convent School. Howick District High School -- Transport -- Order and the law -- Hospitals and health -- The Depression -- The war years 1939-1945 -- Local Government -- The tapu on Howick and Pakuranga -- Geological and geological features -- Historic places.