Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in Aotearoa

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Douglas Ross Harvey, K. I. D. Maslen
Victoria University Press, 1997 - Book industries and trade - 352 pages
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Books & Print in New Zealand explores the impact of the book and other forms of print on New Zealand culture, including all phases of the production, distribution and reception of the printed word. New Zealand was put on the map through the medium of the book. Popular accounts of Captain Cook's voyages were published in London, and the early missionaries brought with them the printing press to spread christianity through print. Maori soon acquired a written dimension to their language, and settler communities wasted no time in setting up newspapers and lending libraries. Table of contents: * Transitions. From Maori oral traditions to print (Jane McRae) * New Zealand English (Tony Deverson) * Printing and production (K.A Coleridge and John Ross on the history of print technology in New Zealand) * Publishing (process and publishers in New Zealand) * Distribution (bookselling and libraries in New Zealand) * Readers and literacy (Lydia Wevers on the history of teaching reading in New Zealand * Print culture in other languages (Pacific Island languages, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Polish and Scandinavian).

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Why doesn't this book have info about the book shop and print efforts of Arthur Carman in Wellington? He was instrumental in setting up and writing the cricket and rugby almanacs but the bookshop was an important place for politicians and left leaning people to meet. He was also part of Wright and Carman the printing and publishing company. Seems a serious omission...
Carol Dyer

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this book is awesome for reasons I will not reveal.


Printing and Production K A Coleridge John Ross
Readers and Reading
Print Culture of Other Languages
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