About Where New Zealand Began
Project 2017-07-20 10:30:22 +1200
How,why and where New Zealand emerged from Aotearoa in the Bay of Islands. A historical tour of the creation of settlements at Ohio, Kerikeri, Paihia, Kororareka (to become Russell), Kawakawa, Kaeo, Opua and the interaction of Maori with whalers, traders and missionaries as precursors to the Treaty of Waitangi and the creation of a new nation. An easy read for Kiwis and tourists alike it shows how these places in the Bay became villages and then towns and have become desired places to live, work and play - especially for sailors and fishermen and women chasing world record making catches for game fish and a huge range of smaller fish and Kai moana (seafood).
Research has been completed; the book has been written, read, reread, proofed;a great cover photo has been taken from the place where Hone Heke cut down the flagstaff and the British flag not once but four times; images for each chapter and the map of the Bay have been created; a publisher has been found and the book is complete up to an initial print run being ordered.
We need to fund this and require a minimum of 100 people to buy the book in advance. The cost for the book, signed by the author, delivered to your NZ address is just $30 per copy and will be delivered by the end of August.
This will allow for a small first run for a number of keen booksellers at museums and other shops around the Bay to take initial stock and be ready for the start of the 2017/18 tourist season when some 60 cruise ships will call in to the Bay.
The People Behind Where New Zealand Began
I spent a lifetime in advertising and marketing and marketing education before retirement to the Bay of Islands. I taught over 5,000 students at Auckland Technical Institute, AIS, TAFE NSW, Whitirea and other campuses and in the process wrote many books on advertising, promotion, PR, marketing strategy as well as articles in major media. So I was no stranger to writing or publishing.
Now retired to Northland, escaping the cityscape of Auckland, I was keen to learn everything about our new home. The history was well written by many others but did not show the linking between the settlements in and around the Bay and how they developed their own character. This started me on a quest to pull it all together.
The book that does just that - a historical tour around the Bay of Islands from the perspective of its history both Maori and settlers as well as the many seafarers, missionaries and traders who developed the land and the sea around it. It looks at the history of Ohio, Kerikeri, Kororareka (Russell), Paihia, Waimate North, Kaeo, Kawakawa and smaller places within this boundary.
The research was done, the writing completed, the reviews were completed and a publisher found. The book has been set. The cover photograph of the Bay (taken from the spot where Hone Heke cut down the flagpole four times before a new peace was restored,) was taken by a well known New Zealand photographer. The book was set and is now ready for its first print run as a self-published and self-marketed volume.
It has already gained a great deal of interest from local book sellers including the Waitangi Treaty House and the Stone Store and should be available for the summer tourist season when some 60 cruise ships will visit the Bay.
As a Pledge Me investment the author is offering the first 100 books , signed by him, at the normal retail price of $30 per copy delivered by mail to their choice of address. There is also a discount of two copies for just $50. The funds received will be used to pay for the print run and early promotion including a launch at the Stone Store in Kerikeri.
It is a great investment in personal knowledge but is also a good read and a versatile gifting idea as well (perfect for a Seasons gift for friends or relatives overseas) who are often difficult to buy for.
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Anne Smith2017-08-16 18:37:29 +1200
Anne Smith has pledged on 2 campaigns
Lorraine Forrester2017-08-15 20:23:17 +1200
Lorraine Forrester has pledged on 1 campaign
“This will be such a valued book for all of NZ”
howard clay2017-08-14 13:50:02 +1200
howard clay has pledged on 1 campaign
Jean Johnston2017-08-14 09:01:04 +1200
Jean Johnston has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Good luck with this”
Peter Akeroyd2017-08-09 10:42:49 +1200
Peter Akeroyd has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Good luck Neddie”
Adam Lapsley2017-08-08 22:59:12 +1200
Adam Lapsley has pledged on 1 campaign
“Really looking forward to it. A”
G Weight2017-08-08 17:16:59 +1200
G Weight has pledged on 2 campaigns
David Rose2017-08-08 16:15:01 +1200
David Rose has pledged on 1 campaign
Leon Rose Photographer2017-08-08 15:42:17 +1200
Leon Rose Photographer has pledged on 4 campaigns
“All the best with your sales Dad.”
Allan Goldin2017-08-07 22:18:46 +1200
Allan Goldin has pledged on 1 campaign
“LooK forward to the book. Increase my pledge to cover postage to Australia ”
David Deutsch2017-08-07 17:04:35 +1200
David Deutsch has pledged on 1 campaign
“Great present for Lizzies birthday on the 5th September”