Author(s): Sarah Ell and Nicola Legat
A celebration of New Zealand for both New Zealanders and visitors to enjoy and cherish. It's a big ask to sum up what makes a nation tick, and what its people treasure and love. It can be done by selecting objects, music, poems, songs, recipes, heroes and touchstones that stand for the myriad strands that combine to create a national culture. That's what this book seeks to do it's a sampler of New Zealand's storehouse of treasures, to take home to be part of yours. Chapters include Our Maori Heritage, Our Flag, Our Stars, Our Shaky Isles, Our National Anthem, Our Most Famous Haka, Our Splendid Wild Places, Our Farms, The Land And Its Painters, Birds We Love, Trees We Love, Songs We Love, Our Most Famous Short Story, Our Heroes, Our Poets, Things We Do For Fun, We Like To Entertain, Days That Are Important To Us and How We Say Goodbye. Beautifully illustrated, with stunning photographs by some of this country's best photographers, it's a book for New Zealanders to share with friends, family and associates who live overseas and also a book that reminds us of how lucky we are to live here.
Sarah Ell is an Auckland writer and editor . She has written three books: Shoot The Breeze, Sealers Whalers and Tattooed Sailors and Sirocco. A keen sailor, she lives in Auckland with her husband and two young children.