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November 10, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Launch | Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ’s Mountain Tourism | In-store Thursday 22nd November, 6-7:30pm

Launch | Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ’s Mountain Tourism | In-store Thursday 22nd November, 6-7:30pm

Unity Books and Te Papa Press warmly invite you to join us for the launch of

Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ’s Mountain Tourism

by Peter Alsop, Dave Bamford and Lee Davidson



Thursday 22nd November, 6-7:30pm
Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington


ABOUT THE BOOK

This lavish book explores the story behind the promotion of New Zealand’s mountains — through posters, advertisements, hand-coloured photos and more. It explains how the country built its reputation as an alpine playground and, alongside, how mountains became central to belonging to Aotearoa.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Peter Alsop is a senior executive who has worked across the public and private sectors. He is a keen collector of New Zealand art, with particular interests in tourism publicity, hand-coloured photography and mid-century New Zealand landscape paintings. He is the author and co-author of five previous books.

Dave Bamford is now an independent tourism advisor who has worked extensively in New Zealand on regional tourism strategies, business plans and national park recreational opportunities.

Lee Davidson teaches in the Museum and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington.


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