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Our Own Back Yard: A History of Gardening in New Zealand

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Our Own Back Yard: A History of Gardening in New Zealand by Bee Dawson
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Interesting book on the History of Gardening in NZ. Home gardeners and others will love reading about the history of gardens and how they have developed over time.

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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 Biography

Bee Dawson is a social historian who has published several histories of New Zealand's colonial women and the air force.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
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Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Godwit
Dimensions
217x245x25
ISBN-13
9781869621568
Product ID
3073747

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