Editor’s introduction

Paul Star November 2013 sees the launch of Making a New Land, edited by Eric Pawson and Tom Brooking and published by Otago University Press: a notable event, particularly since this remains the only example of a book devoted exclusively to New Zealand environmental...

Review: Empire and Environmental Anxiety

REVIEW: James Beattie, Empire and Environmental Anxiety: Health, Science, Art and Conservation in South Asia and Australasia, 1800-1920. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hants., 2011. xv+320 pp. ISBN 978-0-230-55320-0. £55.00 hardback. Ian Tyrrell1 James Beattie’s...

Review: An Extraordinary Land

REVIEW: Peter Hayden and Rod Morris, An Extraordinary Land: Discoveries and Mysteries from Wild New Zealand. HarperCollins, Auckland, 2013. 200 pp. ISBN 978 1 86950 963 7. Julian Kuzma Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a franchise featuring bizarre events, strange items...

Leonard Cockayne: A most enthusiastic gardener

Andrew Gregg[1] Leonard Cockayne is known as New Zealand’s greatest botanist and first plant ecologist. Not only was Cockayne an influential and forward-thinking individual who promoted the appreciation and preservation of our indigenous flora, he also became New...

Landmarks: Cumberland’s magnum opus?

Bill Howie[1] This article aims to detail the inception and legacy of geographer Kenneth Cumberland’s magnum opus, his 1981 television series Landmarks. The initial inspiration for my research came as a result of the reactions exhibited by my students at St Peters...