Story: Perceptions of the landscape

‘St Clair Dunedin. Skateboarding at the Surf Bathing Pavilion’ (1st of 3)

‘St Clair Dunedin. Skateboarding at the Surf Bathing Pavilion’

Robin Morrison’s 1981 book of photographs, The South Island of New Zealand from the road, presented a new view of the landscape – not the conventional ‘beautiful New Zealand’. Images like this one emphasised quirky buildings, unusual characters, and the geometric shapes of the hills.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: RMS/FTR99/177
Photograph by Robin Morrison

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of the Estate of Robin Morrison

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - New landscapes – after the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14411/st-clair-dunedin-skateboarding-at-the-surf-bathing-pavilion (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007