Barry Brickell Diary ; Brickell, Barry 1935-2016; 2008; DCR-2019-023


Barry Brickell Diary


Brickell, Barry 1935-2016

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Date Made


Medium and Materials

Dark blue hard cover. Lined paper pages with hand written entries in blue and black pen.

Place Made

Driving Creek, Coromandel

Inscription and Marks

On inside back cover:

'Whitianga "Rock"
Took the little ferry boat
Across the estuaree
Examined the old stone wharf,
big man-hewen block, all stacked -
with help of Maori ex warriors,
150 years ago.
Conscription, slavery?
Went up footpath
past ungracious real estate,
Entangled in climbing asparagus
doing at take-over act
Among native maiden hair,
gnarled tohunga pohutukaw[a],
astelia lillies, native orchids,
flowering Kotuku and pittosporum,
Among gigantic rhyolite boulders
Forming gutsy backbone ridge,
Peppered with reminders,
pallisade holes in rock,
defence trenches and
ghosts in trees - sacrifices.
But -
Where are the caretakers?
This place is a human as well as
a nature sanctuary.
Only Kehua - can defend it,

BB 08"


216 x 152 x 22

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Books Non-fiction

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