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In this book I have researched the history and story's behind what has made this Timaru's most iconic Hotel, and Tavern. A well known establishment in the town centre that has served both local and the visiting public since Timaru's European beginnings.

By David A. Jack MSc QG
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The story of an outstanding Hotel, and later a tavern, that has stood in Timaru's town centre since Timaru's European beginning.

The Old Bank Timaru endeavours to uncover some of this fine well established ale house and eatery's developments through a study of its owners, leases proprietors, staff and patrons.

Softcover with glossy pages.
$75.00
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Read all about this great fighter in a book written by Christopher Tobin. Published in a hardcover it is packed with rare photographs, lithographs, and little known facts. Through the eyes of Fitzsimmons it brings America of the turbulent immigrant age of the 1890s and early 1900s very much alive. It is a special limited edition book and would be a prized addition to any boxing fan's collection.

Author: Chris Tobin.
Published by: By David A. Jack MSc QG
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Left Image: Author Chris Tobin (right) and Herald Communications printing works manager Garth Kearns look over the new edition of Tobin's book on world heavyweight boxing champion Bob Fitzsimmons. Photo: RON LINDSAY/Timaru Herald

Christoper Tobin, the author of "Fitzsimmons: Boxing's First Triple World Champion," lives in Timaru, in the South Island of New Zealand where Bob Fitzsimmons first learned to box and worked as a blacksmith.

Tobin has done research for the book in New Zealand and he also gained further material during visits to the United States and to Helston, the small town in Cornwall, England, where Fitzsimmons was born. One of the major surprises Tobin discovered about Fitzsimmons was that in 1957 Nat Fleischer, the renowned boxing expert and founder of "The Ring" magazine, rated Fitzsimmons the best knockout puncher he had seen up to that time-better even than Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano. In writing his book Tobin has aimed to include a wide range of photographs and illustrations to ensure Fitzsimmons' colorful life story comes alive.

Hardcover with glossy pages.
$55.00
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