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