DOWN AT THE BATHS
The Story of the Palmerston North Municipal Baths
By Val Mills
Extracts from REVIEW BY Geoff Watson in THE MANAWATU JOURNAL OF HISTORY, 2017 Issue No 13
Val Mills has done Palmerstonians, and the New Zealand historical community more widely, a valuable service in writing Down at the Baths.
… Down at the Baths is a skilful exposition of the historian’s craft, drawing on extensive research into old newspapers and council records and interviews with former users.
… The book locates the Baths within their wider social context, both in its rich historical account of their development and the lively stories of the people and their quirks which made the baths what they were.
DOWN AT THE BATHS by Val Mills
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