September 24, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

Launch | We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa by Chris McDowall & Tim Denee | 6-7:30pm Tuesday 8th October

Launch | We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa by Chris McDowall & Tim Denee | 6-7:30pm Tuesday 8th October

Unity Books Wellington and Massey University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of



Tuesday 10th September, 6-7:30pm

Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis St


An extraordinary visual data book like no other

Clustered yet scattered, we New Zealanders live across the country’s physical landscapes, experiencing its varied weather and environments. We co-create its political, economic and social systems on a daily basis. Each of us has a particular view of Aotearoa, yet nobody comprehends the whole.

This book’s sets of maps and graphics help New Zealanders make sense of their country, to grasp the scale, diversity and intricacies of Aotearoa, and to experience feelings of connection to land, to place, to this time in our history, and to one another.

By making data visible, each graphic reveals insights about Aotearoa. They answer a range of questions: Who visits us? How equal are we? How were these lands formed? Where do we live and work? How do we hurt ourselves? Where do our cats go to at night? This compelling mixture of charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and illustrations is functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening. It tells us where we are, here, in 2019. Essays by some of New Zealand’s best thinkers complete the package.

To look inside, click here.


Dr Chris McDowall trained as a geographer with a focus on cartography and human geography.

Tim Denee is a Wellington-based designer who has worked across a range of disciplines.

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