Posts Tagged ‘Kermadecs’
June 14, 2018 by Lydia Syson
I’ve been spending the week going through my notes and listening to sound recordings made on the HMNZS Canterbury in the Kermadecs earlier this year, reliving some magnificent moments as I write a number of features for various newspapers and magazines both on the expedition and the human history of Raoul Island. keep reading
May 4, 2018 by Lydia Syson
As noted in the book, the most important sources for Mr Peacock’s Possessions were:
Elsie K Morton Crusoes of Sunday Island, 1957.
Steven Gentry, Raoul & the Kermadecs: New Zealand’s Northernmost Islands, Steele Roberts, 2013.
Margaret Pointer, Niue 1774-1974: 200 years of contact and change, Otago University Press, 2015.
Category Reviews & more | Tags: Bibliography, blackbirding, island fiction, Kermadecs, Lydia Syson, Missionaries, Mr Peacock's Possessions, Native Teachers, Niue, Pacific Slave Trade, Raoul Island, sources
May 3, 2018 by Lydia Syson
As I write this in London, the Kermadecs – the chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific where Mr Peacock’s Possessions is set – feel further away than ever. Here’s a photograph of me back in March saying a sad farewell to Raoul, reimagined in my book as Monday Island. I’d come within feet of its landing rock in a NZ Navy speedboat, flown over the island in a keep reading
Category Blog | Tags: HMNZS Canterbury, interview, Kermadecs, Kim Hill, Lydia Syson, Mr Peacock's Possessions, Ocean Sanctuary, Pacific islands, Pew Trusts, Raoul, Sir Peter Blake Trust, volcanic islands
February 24, 2018 by Lydia Syson
A book cover, an expedition, a story. keep reading