A guide to over 60 early New Zealand churches
Random House NZ
From the publishers website:
Traveling the length of New Zealand from north to south, this husband and wife team, writer Linda and photographer Robert Burgess explore the regions by churches. The result is this warm, informative and interesting guide to over 60 of New Zealand’s early historic churches. There are the unique, quirky, architecturally significant, weather-beaten, downtown, and back-of-beyond churches as well as quaint country churches, small school chapels, grand cathedrals and curious synagogues. Along the way Linda and Robert encounter the architects, ministers, missionaries and personalities with a story to tell. They also discover the tragic links, battles fought, injustices and even murders the churches bore witness to over the decades. Chosen mostly by their interesting stories or history, careful consideration has been made to get a wide geographical spread. A companion to the author’s previous Random House title, Historic Houses, published in 2007, Historic Churches is the same format and style but with a modern design. Linda and Robert spent years compiling this well-researched collection. The book required a significant amount of travel and best efforts to find someone to unlock the churches’ secrets and doors. This is an affectionate, entertaining and informative guide with a rich and engaging text that will take you on a colourful journey and will make you want to pack a bag, jump in the car and travel the country visiting these special places.
About the Author
Linda Burgess is a freelance writer, short story writer, script and television writer, novelist and reviewer. She was shortlisted for the Best First Book of Fiction in the 1995 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and was Writer in Residence at Massey University in 1997. Linda and her husband Robert live in Wellington.
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