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Outsiders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hindmarsh, Gerard

Gerard Hindmarsh argues that New Zealand is lucky to have had, and still have, its fair share of people who choose to live out on the fringes of society. He believes these 'outsiders', in their love of a free and unhindered life, offer an important counterbalance to the highpress...ured, commercialised and urban world that most of us inhabit. It is these outsiders who are the subject of this book, a wonderfully diverse group of people who, both historically and in the present day, found room beyond the cities and towns to live their lives in their own individual way. The characters who fill these pages range from a hermit who spent 47 years on his own island in the Marlborough Sounds; a farmer from probably the most remote farm in New Zealand on the west coast of Stewart Island; an eccentric mountain dweller waiting for the world to end in Kahurangi National Park; the now well-known Robert Long, or 'Beansprout', from Gorge River in South Westland; a fisherman who jumped ship in Fiordland National Park; and many more. Gerard Hindmarsh has a great eye for a story, and in Outsiders he presents a highly readable and colourful social history, which speaks strongly about a rich vein of New Zealand identity.
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ISBN 9781877517723
Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
Publisher Potton & Burton
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781877517723
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Published 1 Oct 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hindmarsh, Gerard
Category Biography & Autobiography
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 234
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 306.0993
Weight 260g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress New Zealand, Eccentrics and eccentricities - New Zealand
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade