Detours, a journey through small-town New Zealand

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Peat, Neville

Source:

Whitcoulls, Christchurch, NZ, p.252 (1982)

ISBN:

0-7233-0674-5

URL:

http://www.nevillepeatsnewzealand.com/html/detours_-_a_journey_through_sm.html

Keywords:

cycle touring, New Zealand

Abstract:

Summer, 1981. A youngish Neville Peat set out from Cape Reinga on his newly-acquired 10-speed touring bike 'Blue', aiming to ride through the small towns and rural communities of New Zealand, north to south on a route with many byways. Three months and 4,000 km after leaving Cape Reinga, he reached his destination, Stewart Island, and wrote a book about the epic journey: Detours: A journey through small-town New Zealand. The story was also broadcast on radio. New book: Detours - A journey through small-town New Zealand: A generation on Now, in the faster age of the personal computer and cell phone, a very different world, he has revisited many of the towns and regions, not on a bicycle but by car. In Detours - A generation on, he reflects on how small-town New Zealand is doing in a perceptive opening essay that introduces the original text.

Notes:

held by Patrick Morgan