Written by T Lindsay Buick, and sub titled The Wild Days of the West. A history of the Manawatū area, through to 1903 when it was first published. Much of the content is first hand accounts. Chapters entitled: The Land of the Rangitāne; The Second Conquest; The Pakeha; The Rāngitikei-Manawatū Block; The Early Days. Some illustrations contained.