Cyclopedia of New Zealand v6 Taranaki
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand v6 Taranaki (1908) covers the Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington provincial districts. It records the biographies, often including photographs, of professional and tradespeople in some detail with entries ranging in length. Suburbs and their leading citizens are also covered. The volume lists societies, organizations and institutions and provides biographies of prominent members. It outlines the process of government and names leaders of legislature.
Cyclopedias are encyclopedias and considered as reference works containing articles on various topics dealing with the enhancement of knowledge. The term cyclopedia tends to be used by more popular publications with a particular specialty or locality in mind.