The Mackenzie Country

Mackenzie country

David Relph

ISBN: 978-1877378380

This fully illustrated book is a wide ranging look at the Mackenzie Country, regarded as an iconic region of New Zealand. It looks at the distinctive natural features, the ice sculpted landforms, the weather extremes and the changing ecosystems, the history of exploration from Jock Mackenzie to the formation and development of the sheep run, its growth as a recreation area, the building of the complex power schemes, the development of the jet boat, ski planes, gliding and the Mt John observatory; the recent changes in land use and tourism, and the way the area has provided inspiration for art and literature.