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Trainland : how railways made New Zealand Neill Atkinson.

By: Atkinson, Neill.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House 2007Description: 251 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419059 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Railroads -- New Zealand -- History | Railroads -- Social aspects -- New Zealand | Railroads -- Social aspects -- New Zealand | Railroads -- Social aspects -- History | Railroads -- New Zealand -- Social aspects | Railroads New Zealand History | Railroads Social aspects New Zealand | Trains-New Zealand historyDDC classification: z385.0993 ATK
Contents:
Includes bibliographical references and index. This includes a brief outline of the development of rail in NZ; who uses the trains and why; tourism and leisure; daily life on and off the rails; the rail in popular culture and the collective memory.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Railways have played a central role in New Zealand politics, economics, trade union history, tourism and popular culture. Yet rail history has been largely neglected by professional historians. While the field has long been popular with enthusiasts, they have tended to focus on locomotive and rolling stock minutiae, engineering feats and so on, and have paid little attention to social and cultural aspects. This stunning looking book includes a brief outline of the development of rail in NZ; and looks at who uses the trains and why; daily life on and off the rails; the train in popular culture and the collective memory. Neill Atkinson is a professional historian with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage in Wellington and the depth of his research is matched by the accessibility of his writing.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 239-242) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index. This includes a brief outline of the development of rail in NZ; who uses the trains and why; tourism and leisure; daily life on and off the rails; the rail in popular culture and the collective memory.

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