Baches and Cribs

Baches and Cribs

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Fishing shacks at river mouths, beloved family hideaways at the beach or on a remote rocky shore, follies perched precariously on cliff edges, converted railway carriages, mountain huts above the snowline...The Kiwi bach or crib is likely to be a very long way from SH1, have a fantastic view, perhaps not even have electricity - and be regarded as paradise by generations of a New Zealand family. This colourful book is made up of photographs of their favourite baches and cribs supplied by ordinary New Zealanders. Often under threat from local councils and spiralling land values, some of these baches and cribs are now being torn down. This book is thus an invaluable record of an iconic New Zealand way of life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 190 x 260mm
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143009230
  • 9780143009238

Author information

Jeff Grigor owns and runs Chapters & Verses bookshop in Timaru. He also heads up the local businesses association and has been a member of NZ book trade organisations. Jeff's first book for Penguin was the best-selling The Big Chill. Jeff and his wife Rose have been staying in South Island cribs all their lives.
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