Fiordland Explored

To Fiordland came the early navigators, Cook, Vancouver and a Spanish expedition under Malaspina. Then came the sealers. In Dusky Sound we find the first European house in New Zealand, also the first shipwreck and the first shipbuilding.

Later the explorers ventured into the interior, men such as Nairn and Stephen, the first Europeans to see Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri; Quintin Mackinnon who discovered the route of the Milford Track; Henry Homer who found a suitable saddle for the Homer Tunnel.

Little towns followed in their wake, Te Anau, Manapouri and Jamestown. Here too are the lives of Richard Henry, the caretaker of Resolution Island and Donald Sutherland, the hermit of Milford Sound. The story of the rediscovery of the Notornis and a fascinating chapter on the Lost Tribe of Fiordland. An illustrated history of one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand, it includes an outstanding collection of old photographs and sketches.


John Hall-Jones

Soft Cover 240x170mm

150 Pages Black & White

ISBN 978-0-908629-81-7