Shelter from the storm : the story of New Zealand's backcountry huts / Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown, Geoff Spearpoint.

By: Barnett, Shaun [author,, photographer.]
Contributor(s): Brown, Rob, 1968- | Spearpoint, Geoff
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Nelson, N.Z. : Craig Potton, 2012Description: 364 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cmISBN: 9781877517709 Subject(s): Huts -- New Zealand | Huts -- New Zealand -- History
Contents:
Pastoral huts. More than tin and timber. Sutherlands Huts -- Iron Whare -- Old Manson Hut -- Hideaway Biv -- Shutes Hut -- Ellis Hut -- Riordans Hut -- Meg Hut -- Rangitata/Hakatee Mustering Huts -- Beech Hut -- Ida Railway Hut -- Avoca homestead -- Mining Huts. Refuge among the riches. Bullendale Hut -- Dynamo Hut -- Asbestos Cottage -- Cecil Kings Hut -- Urquharts Hut -- Glenorchy Scheelite-mining Huts -- Waingaro Forks Hut -- Huts for tourism & climbing. The moutains of opportunity. Old Waihohonu Hut -- Earnslaw Hut -- Mueller Hut -- Godley Hut -- Chancellor Hut -- Almer Hut -- Pioneer Hut -- Flora Hut -- Sign of the Packhorse -- Cape Defiance Hut and Castle Rocks Hut -- Red Hut -- Club huts. Forging and identity in the hills. Field Hut -- Kime Hut -- Powell Hut -- Howletts Hut -- Big Hut -- Cone Hut -- St. Winifred Hut -- Waimakariri Falls Hut -- Whangaehu Hut -- Roaring Stag Lodge -- Boulder Lake Hut, Adelaide Tarn Hut, Lonely Lake Hut -- Mt. Brown Hut -- Cavalier Hunters Hut -- Oronorongo Valley Huts -- Department of Internal Affairs. Shelter on a shoestring. -- Historic Clark Hut -- Slaty Creek Hut -- Kiwi Hut and Museum Hut -- Rogers Hut -- New Zealand Forest Service Huts. The NZFs takes over. West Coast Two-bunk Bivoucas -- West Coast Four-bunk Huts -- West Coast six-bunk huts -- bobs Hut -- Lake Summer Forest Park NZFs Huts -- Lower Gridiron Rock Shelter and Upper Gridiron Hut -- National Park Boards and Land and Survey Huts. Huts for the people. Carrington Hut -- Blue Lake Hut, George Lyon Hut, John Tait Hut -- Mintaro Hut -- Lake Roe Hut -- Edwards Hut -- Gardiner Hut -- Top Forks Hut -- Shelter Rock Hut -- Department of conservation huts. New huts, old responsibilities. Leitch's Hut -- Syme Hut -- Zekes Hut -- Tarn Ridge Hut -- Brewster Hut -- Maungahuka Hut -- Woolshed Creek Hut -- Huts as monuments. Memories in the wilderness. Colin Todd Hut -- Hunters Hut -- Barker Hut -- Esquilant Bivouac -- Park Morpeth Hut -- Manson-Nicholls Hut -- Science Huts. Research in the mountains and bush. Ivory Lake Hut -- Cupola Hut -- Dominie Biv -- Caswell Sound Hut.
Summary: "One of the defining and unique features of the New Zealand outdoors is the backcountry hut. New Zealand has a remarkably diverse network of these huts, unparalleled anywhere else in the world, and for those who venture into our wild places there is often a passionate attachment to these humble structures. Shelter from the storm is a landmark publication, the first wide-ranging history of our hut network. The authors provide an overview of who built the huts {u2013} tramping and mountaineering clubs, the Department of Internal Affairs, Lands and Survey, New Zealand Forest Service, Park Boards and DOC {u2013} as well as why they were built, which includes farming, mining, tourism, tramping and climbing, hunting and deer culling, science and as monuments. For each of these sections the authors profile a wide range of representative huts, and recount the fascinating stories that invariably surround them. This is a wonderful book, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated with a huge range of historic and contemporary photographs. Its significance and appeal is far-reaching, as this is a subject that has a genuine resonance with many, many New Zealanders." --Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Pastoral huts. More than tin and timber. Sutherlands Huts -- Iron Whare -- Old Manson Hut -- Hideaway Biv -- Shutes Hut -- Ellis Hut -- Riordans Hut -- Meg Hut -- Rangitata/Hakatee Mustering Huts -- Beech Hut -- Ida Railway Hut -- Avoca homestead -- Mining Huts. Refuge among the riches. Bullendale Hut -- Dynamo Hut -- Asbestos Cottage -- Cecil Kings Hut -- Urquharts Hut -- Glenorchy Scheelite-mining Huts -- Waingaro Forks Hut -- Huts for tourism & climbing. The moutains of opportunity. Old Waihohonu Hut -- Earnslaw Hut -- Mueller Hut -- Godley Hut -- Chancellor Hut -- Almer Hut -- Pioneer Hut -- Flora Hut -- Sign of the Packhorse -- Cape Defiance Hut and Castle Rocks Hut -- Red Hut -- Club huts. Forging and identity in the hills. Field Hut -- Kime Hut -- Powell Hut -- Howletts Hut -- Big Hut -- Cone Hut -- St. Winifred Hut -- Waimakariri Falls Hut -- Whangaehu Hut -- Roaring Stag Lodge -- Boulder Lake Hut, Adelaide Tarn Hut, Lonely Lake Hut -- Mt. Brown Hut -- Cavalier Hunters Hut -- Oronorongo Valley Huts -- Department of Internal Affairs. Shelter on a shoestring. -- Historic Clark Hut -- Slaty Creek Hut -- Kiwi Hut and Museum Hut -- Rogers Hut -- New Zealand Forest Service Huts. The NZFs takes over. West Coast Two-bunk Bivoucas -- West Coast Four-bunk Huts -- West Coast six-bunk huts -- bobs Hut -- Lake Summer Forest Park NZFs Huts -- Lower Gridiron Rock Shelter and Upper Gridiron Hut -- National Park Boards and Land and Survey Huts. Huts for the people. Carrington Hut -- Blue Lake Hut, George Lyon Hut, John Tait Hut -- Mintaro Hut -- Lake Roe Hut -- Edwards Hut -- Gardiner Hut -- Top Forks Hut -- Shelter Rock Hut -- Department of conservation huts. New huts, old responsibilities. Leitch's Hut -- Syme Hut -- Zekes Hut -- Tarn Ridge Hut -- Brewster Hut -- Maungahuka Hut -- Woolshed Creek Hut -- Huts as monuments. Memories in the wilderness. Colin Todd Hut -- Hunters Hut -- Barker Hut -- Esquilant Bivouac -- Park Morpeth Hut -- Manson-Nicholls Hut -- Science Huts. Research in the mountains and bush. Ivory Lake Hut -- Cupola Hut -- Dominie Biv -- Caswell Sound Hut.

"One of the defining and unique features of the New Zealand outdoors is the backcountry hut. New Zealand has a remarkably diverse network of these huts, unparalleled anywhere else in the world, and for those who venture into our wild places there is often a passionate attachment to these humble structures. Shelter from the storm is a landmark publication, the first wide-ranging history of our hut network. The authors provide an overview of who built the huts {u2013} tramping and mountaineering clubs, the Department of Internal Affairs, Lands and Survey, New Zealand Forest Service, Park Boards and DOC {u2013} as well as why they were built, which includes farming, mining, tourism, tramping and climbing, hunting and deer culling, science and as monuments. For each of these sections the authors profile a wide range of representative huts, and recount the fascinating stories that invariably surround them. This is a wonderful book, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated with a huge range of historic and contemporary photographs. Its significance and appeal is far-reaching, as this is a subject that has a genuine resonance with many, many New Zealanders." --Publisher description.

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