The Heart Of Fiordland George A. Howard

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211 pages


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The Heart Of Fiordland  by  George A. Howard

The Heart Of Fiordland by George A. Howard
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PRE-ISBNFrom the inside-front and inside-back of the dust-jacket:“The dust-jacket gives a plane’s-eye look at ‘the heart of Fiordland’, majestic and primeval scenery that has an overpowering impact on the air-sightseer. Down in the rainforest andMorePRE-ISBNFrom the inside-front and inside-back of the dust-jacket:“The dust-jacket gives a plane’s-eye look at ‘the heart of Fiordland’, majestic and primeval scenery that has an overpowering impact on the air-sightseer.

Down in the rainforest and glacier-hewn valleys the effect is more subtle: trampers, hikers and tourists can become so drawn to the country that they must return again and again. The author came under the spell of Fiordland, and this book is an entertaining account of his adventures as bushman, tourist guide, launch-skipper, and as worker on the vast Manapouri-Deep Cove hydroelectric project.George Howard first went to the Doubtful Sound country to work on the tourist track leading over the Wilmott Pass to Deep Cove, the easternmost tip of the Sound.

A tourist company had a hostel beside the Lyvia River in Deep Cove, the base for visitors to be taken on spectacular launch and land trips round Doubtful Sound.The tranquillity was to be shattered. West Arm of Lake Manapouri became a bustling township as construction work for the underground power station gathered speed- the former trans-Tasman line Wanganella sailed into Deep Cove to be used as a hostel for workers piercing the tailrace tunnel under the mountains to West Arm- and a road was bulldozed over the Wilmot Pass.Howard’s story is about the place and the people: men like himself who couldn’t resist the bush life and the men of many creeds and nationalities who came to work on the power scheme.

The description of the unusual community in the Wanganella is of particular interest.The Manapouri-Deep Cove power project was conceived as part of a vast aluminium smelter to be sited at Tiwai Point, near Bluff. Eight years of negotiation ended in December 1968 when it was announced that the Australian firm of Comalco and two Japanese partners would build the $NZ90 million smelter.Inevitably some scenery will be spoilt by the power scheme, but the author believes that wonderful benefits will come with the opening up of this part of Fiordland.

The new road over the Wilmot Pass may well be ‘the road to the future’.



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