Caught mapping : the life and times of New Zealand's early surveyors
- Holm, Janet, 1923-
- Christchurch, N.Z. : Hazard Press, 2005.
- Physical description
- 302 p. : ill., maps, ports., facsims. ; 24 cm
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- 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.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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.
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- Publication date
- Janet Holm.
- Available in another form
- Online version: Holm, Janet, 1923- Caught mapping. Christchurch, N.Z. : Hazard Press, 2005 (OCoLC)636380050