Author(s): Rob Suisted
New Zealand's historic places are tied intrinsically to the landscape, where evidence of the earliest settlements are clearly visible. In the latest title in his compact pictorial series, photographer Rob Suisted has recorded our most impressive and popular heritage sites. Early Maori pa and earthworks hug coastal and hilltop sites, old whaling stations and remnants from the exploits of gold miners lie in remote locations and fortifications from the New Zealand Wars, historic homesteads and museums recall the colonial period. Bridges, railways, wharves, churches and cemeteries, civic monuments and memorials and other sites of important historical or architectural significance are featured according to region, from north to south through the country. Dr Sven Schroeder has written an interesting text that places the photographs in a historical context, relating stories and incidents that bring the past to life.
Wellington-based photographer and conservationist Rob Suisted combines his passion for wildlife and magnificent scenery with a successful photographic library. His images are well known throughout New Zealand and have appeared in calendars, books and magazines. In 2011 he was awarded runner-up for the Whitcoulls Pictorial Travel Book of the Year Award for Majestic New Zealand published by New Holland. He is the photographer of 14 books published with New Holland, and this title is the latest in the successful square pictorial series. Dr Sven Schroeder is an archaeologist, heritage manager and exhibition designer working for the Department of Conservation. He lives in Wellington.