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The Pioneers of Martins Bay

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The Pioneers of Martins Bay is a historical book by Alice Mackenzie, describing her early life at Martins Bay, New Zealand in the 1870s and 1880s.

As a child, Alice Mackenzie (née McKenzie) and her family moved from Hokitika to Jackson Bay in Westland. After that they moved to Jamestown on Lake McKerrow. The township of Jamestown flopped and the McKenzies drifted down to Martins Bay. The hardships and isolation that followed the move are innumerable. Alice grew up in these isolated and lonely conditions and grew up to write the book.

The book was first published in 1947 by the Southland Historical Committee, and a revised edition was self-published in 1952.

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