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Across the pass : a collection of New Zealand tramping writing

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  • Description

    "New Zealanders have produced a rich body of literature about tramping, with writing spanning nearly two centuries and ranging from poetry and songs, journals and newspaper pieces to magazine articles and books. The pieces in Across the pass, selected by Shaun Barnett, range from epic tales to stories of strolls.

    Some writers celebrate the intricacies of nature and the strong bond forged when facing challenges together, while others talk of treading the trails first pioneered by their ancestors. All say something about the many textures and colours of the experience we call tramping"--Back cover

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  • Other Id

    GV199.44.N45 ACR (Library of Congress Call Number)

    92776 (Cat ID)

    92546 (Presto content ID)

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Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Across the pass : a collection of New Zealand tramping writing
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  • Contributor/Publisher
    Otago University Press
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  • Physical Description

    367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
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  • Content
    Machine-generated: PART 1: FOOTPRINTS: CARL WALROND, A Primal Urge -- MARK PICKERING, Harper Pass: An 800-year-old Track -- BARRY BRAILSFORD, Trail Lore -- CHARLES HEAPHY, Traversing the Kahurangi Coastline -- WILLIAM COLENSO, Crossing the Ruahine Range -- CHRIS MACLEAN, The Search for Hapuakorari -- GEORGE AUGUSTUS SELWYN, Mountain Medicine -- PATRICK CAPLES, Over the Route Burn -- MARK COPELAND, Gold in the Callery -- JAKOB LAUPER, Pushing his Luck -- ARTHUR DUDLEY DOBSON, Reminiscences -- ARTHUR P. HARPER, Pioneer Work in the Alps -- FRED GIBBS, Ben Nevis Storm -- THOMAS BRUNNER, The Great Journey -- NIC LOW, Noti Hinetamatea (Copland Pass) -- WILLIAM GRAVE AND CHARLIE GIFFORD, The Shadows of Gifford's Crack -- PART 2: STUFFING PACKS AND MAKING TRACKS: BLANCHE BAUGHAN, The Finest Walk in the World -- JOHN C. BEAGLEHOLE, On Foot Through the Urewera -- ADRIAN MOULTON, The Parable of Moti -- IAN POWELL, Stinkwood and 16-Pound Tents -- FRED LEMBERG, Building Howletts Hut -- ALEX WINCHCOMBE, We Belong to a Tramping Club -- GEOFFREY ORBELL, Drinking -- ANONYMOUS, Lady Tramper Throws Bombshell -- LOUIE ROBERTS, Cook River Journey -- OSCAR BLUNDELL, Mt Egmont Experience -- ELSIE LOCKE, Tramping in the Waita»kere Ranges -- ALAN BAGNALL, A Child's Memory -- FRED VOSSELER, Notes on Tramping -- A.H. REED, Across Murrells Pass -- EDMUND HILLARY, Beginnings -- JOCK MACPHERSON, The Salube -- JOHN PASCOE, The Fog and the Rain -- GEOFF SPEARPOINT, Bringing It All Home -- MARK PICKERING, 'Do you know where the Easy Trip is? -- PART 3: UNDER CANVAS OR CORRUGATED IRON: DAVE HANSFORD, Tararua Tranquillity -- JOHN MULGAN, Around Ruapehu -- DAVID BATHGATE, Golden Hills -- JACK LASENBY, The Lake -- JAMES MACKINTOSH BELL, The Wilds of Karamea -- RAY SALISBURY, Arriving -- LAWSON PITHER, The Stove at Rangi Hut -- GEOFF SPEARPOINT, Spenser Mountains -- ANONYMOUS, The Avoca Hut -- PETE LUSK, Struggle Col -- SIGRID CRUMP, The Landsborough -- ELSIE LOCKE, The Boy with the Snowgrass Hair -- ELSIE K. MORTON, Fun in Fiordland -- KENNEDY WARNE, Fair Dinkum in Spades -- DICK RATCLIFF, A Day in the Life of a Hut Warden -- PART 4: THROUGH THE BUSH AND MOUNTAINS: GRAEME DINGLE, Nga»uruhoe Shows his Wrath -- RAY HOLLINGSWORTH, the Fiordland Diaries -- BARRY CRUMP, Wild Pork and Watercress -- BRIAN TURNER, Mist-out on Mount Hutt -- LES MOLLOY, First Inklings of Wilderness -- MARTIN BALL, Batropes in the Chamberlain -- JOHN RHODES, Tramper Goes Alpine -- DAVID BARNES, Silver Peaks Summer -- ROSEMARY MCLEOD, Spare Me the Tedious Joys of Summer -- JEAN GARMAN, Olivines -- BOB HARVEY, The Glorious Ranges -- ROBBIE BURTON, Ragged Retreat -- PE┤RRINE MONCRIEFF, Down the Bay -- CHARLES BRASCH, Haunted by Heights -- GEOFF CHAPPLE, Te Araroa -- PART 5: COMPANIONS: MICHELLE CAMPBELL, Meeting Papa -- SAM HUNT, A White Gentian -- PHILIP TEMPLE, Ambushed at Arthur's Pass -- MURRAY HALL, Here it is, Blokes! -- ROBERT LONG, Hollyford Tramp -- PAUL POWELL, Cave Camp -- DAVID HILL, Mates -- HAROLD GRETTON, No More Double-Bunking -- KELVIN LLOYD, The Adventures of Shrimpy -- SHEILA CUNNINGHAM, Poem for Mavis Davidson -- TONY NOLAN, What is a Tramper? -- BARBARA ANDERSON, Ponga Fronds -- AAT VERVOORN, Mountain Solitudes -- SHAUN BARNETT, Dad Versus Wild -- KATHY OMBLER, That's Tongariro -- WILLIAM HOWLETT, Parke's Peak Ascended by Ladies -- GARY GOLDSWORTHY, Dark Surprise -- BILL NELSON, Wild Talking -- CHARLIE DOUGLAS, Weka -- KERRY POPPLEWELL, Memory -- GEORGE MOIR, Personnel -- PART 6: THE TRAMPING EXPERIENCE: ROBIN MCNEILL, A Personal Journey into the New Zealand Wilderness -- PETE MCGREGOR, Surviving Seminars -- NORMAN ELDER, Scratch an N. Zedder & You Find a Tramper -- BARRY SMITH, Canterbury Brew -- BRANDO YELAVICH, Wildboy -- JOHN SUMMERS, Just a Dot -- 'N.L.', A Crystal World -- DAVID TAYLOR, The Scout's Tale -- ROB BROWN, Whispers from Mr Cautious -- CHARLES BRASCH, Power & Terror -- JAMES K. BAXTER, Poem in the Matukituki Valley -- SHEILA NATUSCH, Across Rakiura -- MARY WILLIAMS, Fast-Packing Aotearoa -- SHAUN BARNETT, Best Bot Forward
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Outdoor life in literature; Outdoor life; Outdoor life in literature]

    Includes bibliographical references

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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