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NZ Tramping History in the works

There are several good-looking books on my reading list right now. To add to it, last week I attended a seminar, by Chris Maclean and Shaun Barnett, who spoke about their upcoming book titled Tramping, a New Zealand History. The book received a grant from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage, who hosted this seminar.

The new book is still in its draft stages, but it looks as if it’ll be a good and interesting read once it’s published. You can listen to a podcast of the seminar via the New Zealand History Online website [1], or here’s a more specific link [2]. The authors have also created a Facebook page [3] to help collate material and discussion of the book.

Both authors are well accomplished. Chris Maclean has authored a variety of histories, particularly based around the Wellington region. He’s probably best known in tramping circles for his detailed history of the Tararua Range, titled Tararua: The Story of a Mountain Range, first published in 1991 and which continues to pop up on Trademe on occasion, but more recently he authored an historic biography—Stag Spooner: Wild man from the bush [4]. Shaun Barnett has a collection of well-authored titles, including co-authoring the recent Shelter From The Storm [5]. He’s also well known for his scenic photography, and for activities such as editing of Wilderness Magazine (formerly) and the Federated Mountain Clubs Bulletin,

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#1 Comment By janianb On 7 September, 2013 @ 9:58 am

RT @izogi: NZ Tramping History in the works: There are several good-looking books on my reading list right now. To add to it,… [13]

#2 Comment By Stuart On 7 September, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

Thankyou for this information Mike, unaware of the NZ History online website till now, so have just enjoyed listening to the seminar podcast. Stuart.

#3 Comment By Mike McGavin On 11 September, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

No worries, Stuart. 🙂