What will be of interest to researchers of this district is the book written by Cyril Moor of Orewa, 1987. It is a very easy book to read and Mr Moor has done a lot of in-depth research. He quotes his sources as he writes, many of which I've not come across.
He has not done an index, bibliography or table of contents and does not explain how he published it or anything about himself.
He starts the book quoting the logbook of the brig Mermaid of London 1795 which he found in Sydney on a dusty shelf in a secondhand bookshop. He takes the reader through to the 1940's. It was difficult deciding on what page to show you, they were all so good.