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Caught mapping : the life and times of New Zealand's early surveyors / Janet Holm.

By: Holm, Janet, 1923-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : HAZARD PRESS 2005Description: 302 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877270865 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Surveying -- New Zealand -- History | Surveyors -- New Zealand -- Biography | Surveying -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century | Surveyors -- New Zealand -- History | Surveying -- Biography | Surveying -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century | New Zealand -- Mapping -- History | New Zealand -- History -- 19th century | New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- European | New Zealand -- HistoryDDC classification: 526.9092293
Contents:
Jollie by name -- The intriguing tale of James Wylde -- Henry and Edward Sealy are disappointed -- Robert Bain and the weather -- John Rochfort, a gentlemanly fellow -- The North Island main trunk railway -- Haast Pass -- Over Harper Pass -- The saga of Browning Pass -- The way to go -- Samm Hewlings -- The aspirations of Noel Brodrick's life.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Many New Zealanders have a surveyor or two in their family tree but very little has been written about the literally hundreds of surveyors who were working in New Zealand in the nineteenth century. Their job was manifold, being explorer, architect, town planner, road maker, engineer, and administrator. They were often faced with inaccessible forests, snow-clad mountains, fearsome rivers or native resistance. Caught Mapping is a social history, embroidered with domestic incident and the colour of the days.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-296) and index.

Ch 1. Jollie by name -- Ch 2. The intriguing tale of James Wylde -- Ch 3. Henry and Edward Sealy are disappointed -- Ch 4. Robert Bain and the weather -- Ch 5. John Rochfort, a gentlemanly fellow -- Ch 6. The North Island main trunk railway -- Ch 7. Haast Pass -- Ch 8. Over Harper Pass -- Ch 9. The saga of Browning Pass -- Ch 10 The way to go -- Ch 11. Samm Hewlings -- Ch 12. The aspirations of Noel Brodrick's life.

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