From Tussock to Tourists : The Story of the Central Canterbury High Country

Author(s): David Relph

Canterbury | SECONDHAND

The Waimakariri, the Rakaia, the Rangitata - the catchments of these mighty rivers make up the magnificent high country of central Canterbury. From Tussocks To Tourists explores and explains: the formation of its landforms; the infamous norwester gales and dramatic snowfalls; the unique ecosystems; the early explorers and first pastoral runs; the big sheep stations that have been the heart of the high country for nearly 150 years; the trans-alpine road and railway sagas; the development of tourism; conservation and land tenure; art and literature inspiration. First published March 2007.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877257469
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : March 2007
  • : 280mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 993.8
  • : Near Fine
  • : 168
  • : illustrations
  • : David Relph
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition