Title:Year Away - Wartime Coastwatching on the Auckland Islands, 1944
During wartime coastwatching duties on the Auckland Islands in 1944, Graham Turbott accompanied the first survey parties to map these islands, so he knows the place as well as anyone. He describes the discovery of a lake, now named Lake Turbott, as a highlight of his year-long sojourn there. Time spent apart from coastwatching duties afforded Graham, and other eminent scientists including Robert Falla and Charles Fleming, a unique opportunity for field research. This book, based on a journal kept at the time, is an account of the daily life of a coastwatcher, a rare insight into a fascinating period of human contact with these remote island outposts. His insightful, first-hand observations of plant and animal life open the natural world of the Auckland Islands to a general readership in a way that has never been done before...
Second hand Paperback