First published by Ongarue School Centenary Committee in 2005.
The book has been out of print for some years and Taumarunui & Districts Historical Society Inc was granted the go ahead to reprint this treasured, highly illustrated and informative local history.
The book holds 448 A4 size pages, perfect bound, all names indexed, and covers all aspects of life in the King Country settlement of Ongarue. Previously known as Kawakawa before the Main Trunk Railway Line was constructed, sawmilling, farm settlement, schooling and other businesses soon followed.
Many people called Ongarue home over the ensuing 100 years.