The Stewart Islanders

Author(s): Olga Sansom

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Olga Sanson is herself a Stewart Islander and grew up in its tradition. She knew its old people and remembers them gratefully and with love. She learned the paths, and the forest and seashore. And- importantly for the readers of this book- she inherited a way with words that enables the reader to share her joys. 


Of these, there is a multitude. Old characters, old ships and mills, old stories grim or gay, and always the background: the sea, the birds, the forests and always the 'glowing sky' of the Maori name for this island: Rakiura. 


This is, in the most literal sense of the word, a delightful book. 


Originally published in 1970, this is a facsimile reprint


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877151521
  • : Cadsonbury Publications
  • : Cadsonbury Publications
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Olga Sansom
  • : Softback
  • : 993.96
  • : 249