Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Oamaru by Gavin McLean

Oamaru is a town built on nineteenth-century gold and grain booms, and the birthplace of the frozen meat. Nestling around its old port fringes is New Zealand's most intact Victorian architectural landscape. Using a "Victorian Town at Work" theme to promote these unique features, Oamaru is now a major heritage center. Oamaru: History and Heritage by Gavin McLean explores the heritage of the southern town. Born in Oamaru and a professional historian, McLean has an insider's eye and an historian's knowledge. He has written a comprehensive guide-book, offering an historical overview and companion for three walks around the town's most distinctive features. Each walk is fully described and illustrated in color. There is also a guide to nearby attractions, including the limestone quarry, railway station and Totara Estate. This attractive souvenir is an accessible, easy-to-read book that will appeal to locals and visitors alike. Oamaru: History and Heritage is part of the popular eco-tourism series published by Otago University Press, which includes titles on Arrowtown, the Catlins, Stewart Island and Wanaka.

Buy Oamaru by Gavin McLean from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781877276347
ISBN-10: 1877276340
Format: Paperback
(170mm x 240mm x 8mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Otago University Press
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: New Zealand

Book Reviews - Oamaru by Gavin McLean

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Oamaru book by Gavin McLean and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Gavin McLean

Gavin McLean, born in Oamaru, is an historian with the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. His recent books include Wellington 1840-1850, Captain's Log, and 100 Historic Places in NZ. He is based in Wellington.

Books By Gavin McLean

Penguin Book Of New Zealand War Writing, by Gavin McLean
Hardback, September 2015