True Tales of the Chatham Islands is compiled by Don Armitage for the Chatham Island Heritage and Restoration Trust Inc.
Short illustrated stories from many persons, resident or associated with the Chatham Islands is a very productive, relevant and accurate method of recording a small community of people going about their daily lives.
A4 size, 240 pages, Colour cover, black and white illustrations / photos throughout. ISBN 978-0-473-33425-3 Published 2016.
There are about 100 stories in this volume which include:
Customs comes to Pitt Island.
Diving at Star Keys and more.
Pitt Island wild sheep.
The 1987 Taiko Expedition.
Fishing in the 1930s.
Diving in the 1970s.
The visit of HMNZS Pukaki.
The start of the crayfish boom – 1964.
MV Holmdale – The Layer Years.
White Sharks at the Chathams.
Wharekauri Station 1958-67
Illustrating the Jean Bart.
Convoy to the Chathams 1969.
The Wreck of the Franklin 1859.
Chathams Dinosaur Discovery.
The Last Voyage of the Halcyon.
Chatham Island Sheep Farmers 1912.