Across New Zealand, once flourishing towns have faded into the twilight. High Hopes and Big Dreams explores theses treasure troves.
Over the years, hopes and dreams turned to disappointment.This rise and fall is linked to our social, economic, and political history.
Some of these towns have vanished completely while others have discovered a new purpose and are again on the up.With over 300 historic and contemporary photos, High Hopes and Big Dreams is both a guidebook and a nod towards Aotearoa’s tumultuous past.
About the Authors:
Auckland writer Peter Janssen has travelled and photographed extensively throughout New Zealand. He is the author of A Walk a Day, Unexpected New Zealand, Excellent Short Walks in the North Island and Excellent Short Walks in the South Island, and New Zealand Pubs.
Elizabeth Anderson is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University, and this is her first book.