Endless Sea

Stories told through the taonga of the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa

Frances Walsh

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A book for all New Zealanders who feel connected to the sea

This beautiful book, photographed by Jane Ussher, surveys the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s collection and explores New Zealand maritime history through 100 fascinating and wide-ranging objects. From ship-building tools and Peter Blake’s first trophy, to menu cards from the glory days of ocean liners and exquisite model ships, it’s the perfect book for all who love the sea, boats and ships, and all else that sails on the water.

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‘Written with great style and rigour’ — New Zealand Listener

‘The design of this book is gorgeous: splashes on safety orange and sea-blue, steady lines to keep the eye on the horizon, words stacked like masts or fanned like galleon sails. Riches are laid out amid typefaces reminiscent of ancient voyages and maps, or clean, crisp and shipshape. And such pearls! ... It’s a stunning collection of 102 witty and compelling stories — a real treasure trove.’ — Art News NZ

‘Like the best of museums, it contains a wealth of treasures to surprise and delight, to be revisited multiple times, and inspire the reader to their own journeys of further exploration.’ — Sarah Ell, Kete

  • CATEGORY: Art, design and architecture, History
  • ISBN: 9780995131873
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 26/11/2020
  • PAGE EXTENT: 264
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
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Frances Walsh is an award-winning writer, editor and researcher who has had a long career in journalism.