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The South Island of New Zealand from the road by Robin Morrison (1st of 2)

The South Island of New Zealand from the road by Robin Morrison

In 1978 Robin Morrison travelled south to photograph the communities affected by the proposed hydroelectric dam on the Clutha River. He spent three days there, and this whetted his appetite for more of the South Island. Morrison obtained a grant from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) which allowed him and his wife and two sons to spend seven months on the road in 1979, photographing people and places. The resulting book was published in 1981.

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Reference: Robin Morrison, The South Island of New Zealand from the road. Martinborough: Alister Taylor, 1981

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Peter Ireland, 'Photography - New directions, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43224/the-south-island-of-new-zealand-from-the-road-by-robin-morrison (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014