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Author Wevers, Lydia.

Title Country of writing : travel writing and New Zealand, 1809-1900 / Lydia Wevers
Published Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2002


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 MELB  919.304 Wev/Cow  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Captain Ceroni's watch -- 2. Adventures of the printer -- 3. Swells' sons run out: the travel writing of rovers, ramblers and adventurers -- 4. Travel with interest -- 5. Empire travellers, 1: writers who travel -- 6. Empire travellers, 2: travellers who write -- 7. The business of travel -- 8. Exhausting the wonders
Summary "Country of Writing examines the vast literature of travel that brought New Zealand into the newsstands, libraries and smoking rooms of Europe, and connected the new colony to the interests of empire. By the time Anthony Trollope arrived in Orago in 1872 more than 400 books had been written about New Zealand. This original book shows how the cultural effects of European expansionism are expressed through travel and travel writing, from the pages of the Sydney Gazette to journals of adventure, scientific papers, published diaries, guidebooks and long numbered letters read over breakfast tables in the Home Counties."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-230) and index
Subject Travelers -- New Zealand -- Intellectual life.
Travelers' writings, English -- New Zealand -- History and criticism.
Travelers -- New Zealand -- History.
Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Travel writing -- History.
New Zealand -- Description and travel.
Author EBSCOhost
LC no. 2002491637
ISBN 1869402715 paperback