Waimarino County: and Other Excursions

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Post a Comment. Was mildly alarmed the other day to realise that the titles of the two books I'm trying to urge out of chrysalis state and into imago-hood both abbreviate to What can this mean? Impossible for me I mean, there are others who probably don't suffer from the kind of uni-focus I do. Waimarino means something like calm waters and the County is the one I lived in until age ten. In the central North Island of New Zealand.

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It's also the title of the first piece in the collection, which was written after I went back there in looking for This book is fairly well advanced, it's about to go to print I think and will be published by my New Zealand publishers, Auckland University Press, towards mid-year. The other WC is White City which is, for want of a better term, a novel. I'm really not sure.

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Share on LinkedIn linkedin. Travellers, writers, map-makers and charlatans have dreamt of an other world on the opposite side of the Northern Hemisphere. The author reveals the allure of an antipodal world from the earliest Western writing to modern artists and writers. Battarbee and Namatjira by Martin Edmond 5 editions published in in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Annotation. The resurrection of Philip Clairmont by Martin Edmond 8 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide This is the record of the author's powerful and moving search for the artist Philip Clairmont which mingles elements of biography and art history with a personal quest.

It is an unusual and brilliant piece of writing by the author of The Autobiography of My Father, which transcends categorization. Steal away boy by David Mitchell 10 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "David Mitchell is a New Zealand original: poet, lover, political activist, cricketer, traveller and impresario.


With this generous selection of poems and comprehensive introduction, Martin Edmond and Nigel Roberts present afresh the lyrical, beat intensity of an antipodean hipster and iconic poet. Steal Away Boy : Selected Poems of David Mitchell by Martin Edmond 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Structured in seven sections with poems written in the period between and , this collection showcases the work of iconic New Zealand poet, political activist, and impresario David Mitchell. Literate and amusing, this compilation, which assembles widely scattered poems in one work for the first time, reintroduces Mitchell to a new generation.

Drawn from magazines, journals, and private papers, Mitchell's work presents afresh the lyrical, intense rhythm of this antipodean hipster. Poems featured include? Luca Antara : passages in search of Australia by Martin Edmond Book 10 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide New to Sydney, Martin Edmond, a New Zealander, finds himself impoverished and displaced.

He earns money as a taxi driver but spends his spare time frequenting secondhand bookshops in search of Australia's history.

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A new work from a master prose stylist, Waimarino County is a book of essays described as 'elegant discursions on themes of memory, words and travel'. Editorial Reviews. Review. "The collection is variously stimulating, challenging and, well, plain Waimarino County: & Other Excursions Kindle Edition. by.

Amidst the rare books he savours, Edmond stumbles upon the extraordinary tale of a 17th century Portuguese servant, Antonia da Nova, sent to find the mysterious Luca Antara now Australia. The lives of Edmond and da Nova and the strange customs and social mores of each man's culture and time intertwine in this quest for a history of Australia; a quest that takes the reader to the far Marquesas Islands, Paris at the time of the Fatima relevations, 17th century Dutch fatalities on the Houtman Abrothos and the mysterious first Portuguese voyages into northern Australia.

The supply party by Martin Edmond Book 3 editions published in in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Dr Ludwig Becker was appointed as official artist, naturalist and observer to the Burke and Wills expedition. Becker painted the scenery, fauna and flora that he encountered while taking part in the expedition. This is the story of the supply party, its difficulties, problems and experiences as it made its way to Cooper Creek to have supplies ready for Burke and Wills.

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The conditions were so horrific that some of the supply party members died from varying illnesses. Aborigines both helped and attacked the party as they camped at water holes and places favoured by the itinerant Aborigines. The author explores not only Becker's notebooks and artworks but also his background and life and the reasons he ended up on the expedition in Australia having come out from Germany. The author also retraces the route taken by the supply party and he parallels his experiences and the contemporary Australian scene with the record left by Becker in his note books and art.

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The book will contain 25 colour plates of Becker's work. A work of both historical and contemporary experiences. When she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever. The autobiography of my father by Martin Edmond Book 7 editions published between and in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide A son reminisces about his father following his death.