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New Zealand

New Zealand

A Personal Discovery

by Dick Parsons

About The Book

Two hundred and twenty years after Captain Cook’s first tour of New Zealand, Dick Parsons takes us on a more comfortable voyage of discovery round the north and south islands. He gives us a fascinating insight into the life—human, animal and botanical—of this green and majestic land on the other side of the world.

From a ninety-mile beach in the far north to Dunedin via the Southern Alps, forests, inlets, glaciers, lakes, and islands—even the elusive Mt. Cook—are recorded in fine detail. Birds, beasts, and marine life, plus the impact of man—whether Maori, Scots, or English—are described and commented on with fairness and good humor.

There is much to be admired about the Kiwis, not only their all-conquering “All Blacks”, but their great spirit of enterprise, for when Britain breaking its commercial ties with the Commonwealth, joined the European Common Market, the resourceful Kiwis rose to the challenge and forged strong economic links with Pacific Rim countries.

Publication date November 15,2022
Language English
ISBN 979-8-88622-773-4 (Paperback)
979-8-88622-774-1 (E-BOOK)
Genre Nonfiction, Reference, Travel
Pages 208
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

Dick Parsons joined the Royal Navy as a Cadet in 1942 aged 13, retiring in 1979 as a Lieutenant Commander. Serving mainly in destroyers and frigates he has had two sea commands. He sails his own yacht Katy Mac and has served as a crew member in the TS Royalist, a square-rigger run by the Sea Cadet Corps. He has lived with his family in Singapore and Malta and his wide travels have included The Gambia and Ghana where the slave forts of Fort George, Cape Coast and Elmina sparked his interest in the Atlantic Slave trade. He is the author of New Zealand, A Personal Discovery and Turbans.

Timothy Parsons |


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