Title:A Christmas Garland - A New Zealand Christmas Album 1642-1900 in Twelve Parts
Collins, 1980 Christmas in hot summer sunshine no longer seems strange to contemporary New Zelanders, but for those who came to our shores in earlier times, a December without snow or holly often seemed unbearably alien. In 'A Christmas Garland' the authors take a nostalgic look at the many ways in which Antipodean Christmases have been celebrated from the time Tasman and his crew held their shipboard festivities in 1642 to the more leisured picnics and outings undertaken by Edwardian New Zealanders. Beautifully illustrated in colour and black and white, this charming and often delightfully humorous book will be treasured by New Zealand readers for many Christmases to come...
Second hand Hardback