Foreword 9 Part One: A time of unprecedented change 10 Part Two: The man behind the photographs 26 Part Three: Capturing a place and time 42 Part Four: Learning from the landscape 72 Gallery 76 Map of locations 82 Provisional plan of Pohangina County 83 Wildbore family tree 84 Acknowledgements 85 Notes 86 Bibliography 94
* Showcases for the first time the photographs of talented amateur photographer active in the Manawatu in the late 19th and early 20th centuries * Attractive layout and design with a strong focus on the visual elements of the book * Engaging, easy-to-read narrative, suitable for intermediate school-age readers and older * Likely to appeal to readers with an interest in photography, history and environment * A series of geocaches marking the locations of photographs and other key sites offers a unique dimension
Catherine Knight is the author of Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand (Canterbury University Press, 2018), and of New Zealand's Rivers: An environmental history (Canterbury University Press, 2016). The latter book was long-listed for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017, short-listed for the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and selected as one of the Listener's Best Books for 2016. Her 2014 book, Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu (Dunmore Press), won the J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History, and Palmerston North Heritage Trust's inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu region. Catherine is a policy and communications consultant, and lives with her family on a farmlet in the Pohangina Valley, not far from where Charles Wildbore and his family lived.