From Tussock To Tourists : The Story Of The Central Canterbury High Country

Author: David Relph
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  • : $45.00(NZD)
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  • : 9781877257469
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
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  • : March 2007
  • : 280mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : 35.0
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  • : illustrations
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  • : David Relph
  • : Near Fine
  • : 993.8
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  • : 1st Edition
  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9781877257469
9781877257469

Description

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.