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Cruising New Zealand’s west coast sounds: Fiord tourism in the Tasman World c.1870–1910

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The hugely popular summer cruise tours of the West Coast Sounds in the South Island of

    New Zealand reveal a colonial history of leisured mobility and landscape appreciation

    common to New Zealand and Australia. Cruising the Sounds was a practice imbued with

    privilege, exclusivity, emotional upliftment and wonder, generating shared attachments to

    wilderness space. This culture of maritime tourism offers new insights into the mobile

    practices which shaped the Tasman World, and points to the centrality of ships and

    shipping routes as spaces of transcolonial history.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Steel, F. (2013). Cruising New Zealand’s west coast sounds: Fiord tourism in the Tasman World c.1870–1910. Australian Historical Studies, 44 (3), 361-381.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888603500

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/957

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 361

End Page


  • 381

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The hugely popular summer cruise tours of the West Coast Sounds in the South Island of

    New Zealand reveal a colonial history of leisured mobility and landscape appreciation

    common to New Zealand and Australia. Cruising the Sounds was a practice imbued with

    privilege, exclusivity, emotional upliftment and wonder, generating shared attachments to

    wilderness space. This culture of maritime tourism offers new insights into the mobile

    practices which shaped the Tasman World, and points to the centrality of ships and

    shipping routes as spaces of transcolonial history.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Steel, F. (2013). Cruising New Zealand’s west coast sounds: Fiord tourism in the Tasman World c.1870–1910. Australian Historical Studies, 44 (3), 361-381.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888603500

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/957

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 361

End Page


  • 381

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia