Great Tales of Rural New Zealand

By Gordon McLauchlan

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From master storyteller, Gordon McLauchlan come 48 intriguing, quirky yarns about rural life, the land and the people. These untold or forgotten tales reveal many unusual aspects of country life in New Zealand, with stories ranging from rabbits, to swaggers, to kauri gum, shearers and land girls and beyond.

210 x 137 mm, 260 pages, paperback


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Gordon McLauchlan

Gordon McLauchlan is a well-known journalist, author and social commentator. He is a seasoned media commentator not afraid to speak his mind. His previous books for Bateman include: Great Tales from New Zealand History (2014, originally published 2005); The Saltwater Highway: The Story of Ports and Shipping in New Zealand (2012); The Passionless People Revisted (2012); and A Short History of New Zealand (2014). He was also editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Encyclopaedia (Bateman, 1984, revised 1987, 1991, 1995) for ten years.