Ghosts in the Landscape
- Author: Sheehan, G.
- ISBN: 9780986457142
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$NZ 149.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 149.99
Ghosts in the Landscape is a visual journey through New Zealand in search of aspects of the countryside that resonate in our national psyche. These 'ghosts' take many forms, memorials of wars and events, in places/locations of disasters such as Mt Erebus or past conflicts such as the ancient battlefield of Ruapekapeka. Then there are the smaller things, like the old abandoned houses, discarded rusting cars of bygone eras, or the prolific red sheds scattered throughout the land. Finally there is the haunting power and grandeur of our diverse landscape; sometimes beautiful, in its quiet still moments, other times terrifying, in its stormy violent moods. These markers of the past, waypoints in the swirling waters of history help us navigate our way forward into the future and, at least in part, help shape us as a people and a nation.