On a Saturday Night: Community Halls of Small-Town New Zealand

On a Saturday Night: Community Halls of Small-Town New Zealand




Featuring both contemporary and historical photography, this book records a part of New Zealand history and culture that risks being lost as small towns change and become more urbanized: the importance of local community halls. Telling the stories of the people who lived in those small towns and whose social lives were mainly centered on the community halls, the account demonstrates how community spirit eased hardships. Colorful, funny, sad, happy, and at times tragic, this book will interest social historians and those who value kinship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927145371
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michele Frey is a natural environment and recreation strategic planner for Opus International Consultants Ltd. in New Zealand. She is the author of Living with Natives, Native by Design, and Occurrence of Herbicides/Pesticides in Drinking Water. Sara Newman has had several articles published in magazines in New Zealand and abroad, including New Zealand Memories and Takahe. She is the recipient of the Ngaio Marsh Trophy for fiction and is the author of the family history Living Between the Lines. John Maillard is a photographer, a lecturer, and a web designer. He is the program leader of photography and multimedia at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. His photographs appear in the books Living with Natives and Native by Design. John O'Malley is an award-winning photographer whose work appears in the book Kura Kaumatua, He Hokika Mahara: Recalling the Memories.

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