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Tramping: A New Zealand History
 

Tramping: A New Zealand History (Hardback)

By Barnett, Shaun
By Maclean, Chris

Tramping: A New Zealand history tells the story of the development of tramping in New Zealand, tracing its origins to the way Maori and early Europeans engaged with the sometimes forbidding New Zealand mountains and bush. It describes how state-sponsored tracks and huts were deve...loped for tourism in the late nineteenth century, most notably on the Milford Track, described as 'the finest walk in the world'. As a growing number of New Zealanders began to explore the outdoors, the first tramping clubs were formed in the early twentieth century, with a subsequent boom in tramping during the 1930s. The growth of an extensive hut and track network in the 1950s and '60s saw New Zealand become one of the best-developed countries in the world for hiking. Trampers' battles to have national parks and wilderness areas established, changes to gear and technology, and the role women have played in tramping are additional themes. Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean are experienced trampers and respected back-country historians who have worked together to tell the fascinating story of tramping in New Zealand. While tramping guidebooks and club histories abound, this wider story has never been told before. Tramping: A New Zealand history will appeal to all trampers, and anyone with an interest in the outdoors and history.
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ISBN 9781927213230
Published NZ 20 Oct 2014
Publisher Potton & Burton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781927213230
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Published 20 Oct 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barnett, Shaun
By Maclean, Chris
Category Award Winning
History of Specific Subjects
Walking, Hiking, Trekking
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 265mm
Height: 215mm
Dewey Code 796.510993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fishing, Field Sports & Outdoor Activities
ONIX Text General/trade
Catalogue Code 515908

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