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Singing the trail : the story of mapping Aotearoa New Zealand / John McCrystal.

Author/Creator:
McCrystal, John author.
Publication:
Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
275 pages : colour illustrations, maps (some colour) ; 29 cm
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Other Title:
Story of mapping Aotearoa New Zealand
Subjects:
Cartography -- New Zealand -- History.
Trails -- New Zealand -- Maps.
New Zealand -- Geography.
New Zealand -- Maps.
New Zealand -- Maps -- History.
Cartography.
Geography.
Maps.
Trails.
New Zealand.
Form/Genre:
History.
Maps.
Summary:
The very first maps were oral maps made by early Polynesian and Maori settlers which were waypoints, described as 'survey pegs of memory', lists of places in songs, chants, karakia and stories that showed direction. Hundreds of years later, the Dutch Abel Tasman sailed here and made the first attempt at a physical map; followed more than 100 years later by Cook, whose map was much more detailed as he circumnavigated the country. Once the detail of the coastline was filled in, more detailed maps of the interior were made by those in search of resources to exploit. A clever look at New Zealand history and also at the intriguing tradition of map making.
Contents:
Introduction
Part one Coast: 1. te ata o Te Mà„tauranga
2. Beached as
3. Dutch courage
4. Thoroughly cooked
5. Sealing the deal
Part two Interior: 6. Settling down
7. Onwards, inwards
8. Cadastre vs Ahi kaa. Part three changing views: 9. Greater New Zealand
10. Places in the heart
11. A moving story
12. Scrutiny on the bounty
Further reading
Acknowledgements.
ISBN:
1760633593
9781760633592
OCLC:
1111785564