Country of Writing: Writing Travel and Travel Writing About New Zealand 1809–1935 (Paperback)

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Country of Writing: Writing Travel and Travel Writing About New Zealand 1809–1935 (Paperback)

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This pioneering examination of travel writing about New Zealand in the colonial period discusses a wide range of writing that helped place New Zealand on the literary map, while providing an oblique history of the young nation in the 19th century. Exploring early newspaper accounts; the journals of missionaries, traders, and adventurers; and the guidebooks and specialized descriptions of fishing, and hunting, which promoted New Zealand as a sporting paradise, Wevers finds that writing about New Zealand was an essential tool in the colonization process.
Dr. Lydia Wevers, the director of the Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, edited Travelling to New Zealand: An Oxford Anthology, Anne Noble: States of Grace, and Goodbye to Romance: Stories by Australian and New Zealand Women 1930s–1980s.
Product Details ISBN: 9781869402716
ISBN-10: 1869402715
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 280
Language: English