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Author Talk | ‘Living Between Land & Sea’ by Jane Robertson

November 2, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Living Between Land & Sea is a gorgeous and deeply researched history of the people who settled in the many bays of Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour, complete with full-colour photographs. Join author (and Governors Bay local) Jane Robertson in conversation with Morrin Rout to hear about the incredible stories she discovered in this special part of the world, followed by a book signing.

All welcome, refreshments provided. Arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

This event is free to attend – please RSVP to rsvp@scorpiobooks.co.nz for catering purposes.


This superbly illustrated history of the people who settled in the many bays of Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour is full of finely observed insights into the challenges of living in small, remote communities.

Acknowledging the rich history of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and their guardianship of this place, the book describes the early history of Māori in the region, as it takes a geographical sweep around the harbour from the signal station at Te Piaka Adderley Head to the lighthouse at Awaroa Godley Head. In between, the stories of the bays and islands of this picturesque and historic harbour are described with fascinating details of early and contemporary life including maritime history and dramatic rescues, farming and trade, wartime experiences and quarantine stations, tourism and recreation.

To look inside, click here.


November 2, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Scorpio Books


Scorpio Books
120 Hereford Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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