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Shelter from the Storm

The story of New Zealand's backcountry huts

Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT, MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE AT SOME BOOK STORES.

Winner 2013 Booksellers’ Choice Award

One of the definin...
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THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT, MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE AT SOME BOOK STORES.

Winner 2013 Booksellers’ Choice Award

One of the defining and unique features of the New Zealand outdoors is the backcountry hut. New Zealand has a remarkably diverse network of these huts, unparalleled anywhere else in the world, and for those who venture into our wild places there is often a passionate attachment to these humble structures.

Shelter from the Storm is a landmark publication, the first wide-ranging history of our hut network. The authors provide an overview of who built the huts – tramping and mountaineering clubs, the Department of Internal Affairs, Lands and Survey, New Zealand Forest Service, Park Boards and DOC – as well as why they were built, which includes farming, mining, tourism, tramping and climbing, hunting and deer culling, science and as monuments. For each of these sections the authors profile a wide range of representative huts, and recount the fascinating stories that invariably surround them.

This is a wonderful book, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated with a huge range of historic and contemporary photographs. Its significance and appeal is far-reaching, as this is a subject that has a genuine resonance with many, many New Zealanders.

Additional information

Weight2.72000000 kg
ISBN

9781877517709

Pages

364

Size

250 x 310 mm

Format

Hardback with jacket

Author

Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint

Published

2012

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