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Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand
 

Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

By McCrystal, John

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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 m...ade 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.
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ISBN 9781760633592
Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781760633592
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint A&U New Zealand
Published 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McCrystal, John
Category Historical Geography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 280mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 1,810g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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