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Norsewood – world famous in Tararua District!

October 24, 2014

There have been several books written about local towns (as below) and now we have another excellent volume which was launched this week – “Norsewood: a special settlement” by Diane and Terry Kitt is a 517 page volume full of very interesting information (see more).

norsewoodBoth authors have Scandinavian roots. Diane is a Norsewood local and descendant of the first settlers of Norwegian and Moravian origin. Terry identifies with Scandinavians from Normandy settlement. They lived away from the area for a while, but moved back to Norsewood in 1991 operating an antique and collectible business, and being involved in local affairs. Currently living in Dannevirke, they chose to research and compile this as a lasting tribute to “Norsewood, the village that refused to die” — provided by publisher.

A sample of books about Tararua that we have in our collection:

  •  “Dannevirke: the early years” by Rob McDonald
  • “This is Woodville : a chronicle of 81 town sections auctioned at Napier 16 January 1875, a business history” by Joan McIntyre
  • “A goodly heritage : Eketahuna and districts 100 years, 1873 – 1973” by Irene Adcock
  • “Tui country : a history of the Pahiatua County” by Angus McCallum

“Norsewood: a special settlement” is available to borrow from Tararua District Library now.  The Kitts have kindly donated rights and profits from the book to Norsewood Promotions, and copies of the book can be purchased from Paper Plus Dannevirke and all main shops in Norsewood – including the Scandi Superette, Norsewood Café, Norsewear. That said, rumour has it that the first print run is sold out already!


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