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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has light surface rubbing, short creasing to the top edge, and a 3mm tear. The cover has light shelf wear to the bottom edge around the spine, and bumping to the tips of the bottom outside corners. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 197 x 264 mm.
Pages: 281
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2000 first edition


Travelling to New Zealand: An Oxford Anthology
Edited by Lydia Wevers

Travelling to New Zealand. An Oxford Anthology is the first comprehensive collection of writing by travellers to New Zealand. It illustrates the joys and tedium’s, perils and pleasures of travelling to and within New Zealand since the early nineteenth century. Lydia Wevers presents diverse glimpses of what New Zealand might have looked, smelled, and tasted like to a visitor from another time and place.

Humorous and descriptive accounts of travel on and off New Zealand roads are included, as are those of sojourns in hotels and bush inns, and travel by ship in settler ships and tourist ships from the 1880s to the 1930s. Particularly engrossing are accounts of the cultural encounter with the Maori and the Grand Tours of the 1880s, taking in the astounding beauty of New Zealand's scenery.

Indeed, this anthology proves that every traveller has a story to tell. Scathing attacks on New Zealand as a `rough, rude, uncivilised, pretentious and uncomfortable' find space next to heartfelt declarations of having found a `regular paradise'.


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