These are the digitised pages of Captain Barry Thompsons History of the NZ Coastguard.
We expect some teething problems, and the book will continue to be processed.
Pages should open as separate tabbed pages.  When finished reading or saving quit the pages and be back at this page. If you have an old Internet Explorer sorry there is the real book.
The original printed copy had a blank column down the inside margin of each page. If you open Acrobat in a with facing pages (showing two at a time) you will see what I mean.
If on the the other hand you are looking at this one page at a time on a tablet it can be a bit annoying. The original copyright forced this upon us. This is work in progress.... hope it will not be too long.

Click on a chapter to load in pdf format. You can choose to read it here, or, save it to your device.
Introduction A short brief on the history of the creation of this book
Chapter One The early years
Chapter Two The early post war years
Chapter Three The new order
Chapter Four
The years of consolidation
Chapter Five
The changing scene
Chapter Six A new home at last
Chapter Seven
The sharp edge — Operations
Chapter Eight Education not Legislation
Including lists of office holders etc.
Chapters and page numbers in the index are reasonably accurate. You might need to be a little bit of a latera l thinker but the reference will at least get you close to the drop point (as was often the case with the original print version).