• Huts Untold Stories from Back Country New Zealand
    Huts Untold Stories from Back Country New Zealand
    If huts could talk they could tell the whole history of the back country. Of Scottish shepherds who arrived in the high country with the fresh, vivid memories of the Highland Clearances. Of the flush and fury of goldminers and water-racemen in Central Otago. Of the patient and poorly paid jobs of boundary keepers, musterers and roadmen, who lived in tiny huts in the shadow of huge landscapes. There are over 1500 huts in New Zealand - an extraordinarily large number, and this book is the untold story of several. Remarkably, most of these historic huts still do the job they were built for, whether it's a pit-sawn deer cullers' hut in Urewera National Park or a tiny skiers' shack in the Craigieburn Range. Huts: Untold stories from back-country New Zealand is a celebration of the endurance of these huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fascinating look at the place of these iconic dwellings in New Zealand's social and mountain history.

    ISBN: 9781877257919
    Publication date: 01/11/2010
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Pickering, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • So Far So Good
    So Far So Good
    In 1980, pre-eminent New Zealand landscape photographer Craig Potton, traversed the Southern Alps, a three-month tramping and mountaineering trip that started at Milford Sound and ended in Nelson Lakes National Park. Now, over 35 years later, Craig Potton recounts the experience in So Far, So Good. In part, this is the story of four friends embarking on a youthful adventure in the mountains, dealing with all of the challenges that travelling in this environment presents. But it is also a thoughtful reflection on what it means to spend an extended period of time in the wilderness. Heavily illustrated with photographs taken on the trip, this is a book for anyone with an interest in tramping and mountaineering, and the experience of wild places.

    ISBN: 9780947503123
    Publication date: 19/09/2016
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Potton, Craig
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99