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Kahurangi stories : more tales from Northwest Nelson

Author: Gerard Hindmarsh
Publisher: Nelson, New Zealand : Potton & Burton, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Building on the success of Kahurangi Calling, the author's earlier book on this subject, this new volume of stories from the northwest Nelson backcountry is a compelling blend of natural and social history. An area of astonishing ecological complexity, Kahurangi National Park has also generated a wonderfully rich and colourful human history. Gerard Hindmarsh tells the stories of fascinating characters who have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Hindmarsh
ISBN: 9780947503420 0947503420
OCLC Number: 1010939172
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (1 colour) ; 23 cm
Contents: Anaweka waka --
Hopelessly lost --
Taplin's Hur --
Little Biddy's story --
The storekeeper's lament --
The flying cray fishers --
River ports --
Mining magnesite --
Ranger's diary --
Heritage huts --
Tracts of iron --
Carbon footprints --
Chasing the kākahi --
Roaring lion gold --
Modern controversy.
Other Titles: More tales from Northwest Nelson
Responsibility: Gerard Hindmarsh.

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"Building on the success of Kahurangi Calling, the author's earlier book on this subject, this new volume of stories from the northwest Nelson backcountry is a compelling blend of natural and social history. An area of astonishing ecological complexity, Kahurangi National Park has also generated a wonderfully rich and colourful human history. Gerard Hindmarsh tells the stories of fascinating characters who have travelled and lived here, including early explorers, goldminers, flying cray fishers, forest rangers, seamen, trampers and other adventurers."--Back cover.

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