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A History of Gardening in New Zealand

A History of Gardening in New Zealand (out of print)

Author: Bee Dawson
$50.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Softcover, very good copy, almost new condition. Owner inscription on fep.

An Englishman's home is his castle, but for the first European settlers who came to New Zealand, their first priority was to create a productive and, later, ornamental garden. Bee Dawson traces the development of gardening in New Zealand, from the Maori gardens of pre - and early contact times through the optimistic efforts of missionaries and the other early settlers, the magnificence and productivity of the Victorians and Edwardians and the Dig for Victory campaigns of the 1940s. Illustrated throughout with historic photographs, paintings and ephemera, Dawson's lively writing style brings to life the successes and failures and the sense of achivement felt by New Zealand gardeners through the years, as they coaxed plenty and beauty from a new earth. This book is both beautiful to look at and a delight to read.

Author description

Bee Dawson is a social historian who has published several histories of New Zealand's colonial women and the air force.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869621568
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Godwit
  • : April 2010
  • : New Zealand
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 296
  • : Gardening
  • : photographs, paintings
  • : Bee Dawson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 635.09931