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CUP book

On the Next Tide: Portraits and anecdotes of New Zealand fishermen and women

20 November 2023

By Kirk Hargreaves


(Out of print)

November 1998
112pp, Paperback
185 x 280 mm, more than 120 colour & B&W photos throughout
ISBN 0-908812-71-X

Finalist in the lifestyle section of The Montana New Zealand Book Awards 1999.

On the Next Tide Portraits and anecdotes of New Zealand fishermen and women

People who make their living and lifestyle from fishing around New Zealand are the subject of this new collection of photographs and anecdotes. Kirk Hargreaves' outstanding photographs are accompanied by stories, told in their own words by men and women who make a living out of fishing. The diversity ranges from flounder fishermen of the Kaipara to paua divers at the Chatham Islands; and subsistence fishermen on the east coast of the North Island. Their stories provide a rich, often humorous, sometimes gritty but always totally realistic view of a lifestyle most people never see.

"...good easy reading... a book to be read and enjoyed more than once." - The Northern Advocate

"... wonderfully evocative photographs taken by the author, this volume has a bit of a coffee table look... (it) has been created by someone with the nack of making the tough bits look easy. Genuine oral history in an attractive package makes worthwhile reading." - The Wairarapa Times-Age

"Interesting historical material here in a well-crafted, lavishly illustrated, well-presented book which offers some rare insights into how different fishers have lived and worked... " - Waikato Times

Kirk Hargreaves is a Christchurch photographer and oral historian. This is his first book.

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