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By McCrystal, John
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.Read more
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By McCrystal, John; Knight, Lindsay
An illustrated history of the iconic park. Over the last century, Eden Park has been through many changes and in 2011, as it hosts another World Cup, the park carries within it the spirit of many past champion players, epic contests and enthusiastic crowds.
Shackleton Bear follows his famous namesake, Ernest Shackleton, and experiences the wonders of the subantarctic islands, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Suggested level: primary
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Beautifully illustrated with a selection of fascinating maps, Singing the Trail is the story of New Zealand through its maps - and the story of the explorers who made those maps.
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By Mackley, Geoff; With McCrystal, John
Wherever disasters occur, the author helped in letting the rest of the world know what is really happening, using his photographs. This title tells his tale: from growing up in New Zealand to becoming cameraman and photographer. It includes many of his daring photographs, along w...ith the tales of how he got them.Read more
By Morgan, Gareth; With McCrystal, John
DVD: Our far South: beyond Stewart Island: a documentary / written and presented by Te Radar; directed shot and edited by Hunter Abbey.
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