Pigeon Posts & Messaging Services of New Zealand and some South Pacific Islands
by Dr Desmond Hurley FRPSNZ, 2014
This posthumously published Bibliography by Des Hurley represents the RPSNZ's first foray into online publishing.
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This monograph, the third bibliography by the late Dr Hurley, covers in 34 A4 pages a large range of references into our local Pigeon Posts.
The bibliography starts with an Introduction which includes this:
"This bibliography arose in the course of other bibliographic work and is almost certainly incomplete; however, any Great Barrier articles which might have been missed would probably have only rehashed old ground. I believe that most, if not all, of the significant articles are included. Where an item is brief or difficult to obtain, it has been reproduced in its original form, in part or in its entirety. It goes further than Goodkind’s listing; it also brings the references up to date an includes references to all other New Zealand Pigeon Posts and Messaging Services that I have been able to find. Most of the references are followed by a brief assessment of their salient points."
followed by two main sections - The Great Barrier Island Pigeon Service, and Pigeon Services other than Great Barrier.
An essential research reference for this area of local Aerophilately.