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Wild journeys / Bruce Ansley.

By: Ansley, Bruce.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : HarperCollins Publishers, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 279 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781775541202; 1775541207.Other title: Wild journeys : New Zealand's famous & infamous, historic & off-the-beaten-path journeys, tracks, routes & passages.Subject(s): Trails -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- Description and travelDDC classification: 919.304
Contents:
Introduction: journeying -- Chasing George -- Voyaging north -- Raiding south -- Pointing down -- Rolling on one -- Finding God -- Strutting stuff -- Hunting ghosts -- Going south -- Dashing madly -- Passing muster -- Feeling the heat -- Passing by -- Keeping count -- Travelling first class -- Acknowledgements.
Summary: "Discover a world of wild, mysterious & audacious journeys. In Wild Journeys, Bruce Ansley retraces the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party of the northern chief Te Puoho along the West Coast, sails around New Zealand's North and South capes, walks through the valley under the Two Thumb Range to the mythical Mesopotamia, drives from Waiheke to Wanaka (in a hurry), sets off on a hunt for the South Island's 'Grey Ghost', looks deep into the heart of volcanic New Zealand and tracks the escape route of our most unlikely hero, jail-breaker George Wilder. These are stories about New Zealand, of wild journeys and strange ones, of exhilaration, joy, frailty and fear"-- Inside front flap.
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Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys In Wild Journeys Bruce Ansley retraces the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party of the northern chief Te Puoho along the West Coast, sails around New Zealand's northern and southern capes; walks through the Valley under the Two Thumb Range to the mythical Mesopotamia; drives from Waiheke to Wanaka (in a hurry), sets off on a hunt for the South Island's Grey Ghost, looks deep into the heart of volcanic New Zealand and tracks our most unlikely hero, the prison escaper George Wilder.

Cover subtitle: New Zealand's famous & infamous, historic & off-the-beaten-path journeys, tracks, routes & passages.

Introduction: journeying -- Chasing George -- Voyaging north -- Raiding south -- Pointing down -- Rolling on one -- Finding God -- Strutting stuff -- Hunting ghosts -- Going south -- Dashing madly -- Passing muster -- Feeling the heat -- Passing by -- Keeping count -- Travelling first class -- Acknowledgements.

"Discover a world of wild, mysterious & audacious journeys. In Wild Journeys, Bruce Ansley retraces the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party of the northern chief Te Puoho along the West Coast, sails around New Zealand's North and South capes, walks through the valley under the Two Thumb Range to the mythical Mesopotamia, drives from Waiheke to Wanaka (in a hurry), sets off on a hunt for the South Island's 'Grey Ghost', looks deep into the heart of volcanic New Zealand and tracks the escape route of our most unlikely hero, jail-breaker George Wilder. These are stories about New Zealand, of wild journeys and strange ones, of exhilaration, joy, frailty and fear"-- Inside front flap.