New Zealand Hall of Fame : 50 remarkable Kiwis

A sample of the many amazing New Zealanders who have achieved fame in their lifetime. This anthology covers sporting greats such as Sir Colin Meads, Scott Dixon and Barbara Kendall; Artists, including Sir Peter Jackson, Rhys Darby and Margaret Mahy; Adventurers Sir Edmund Hillary and Jean Batten; Scientists Ingrid Visser and Sir William Pickering; and many more. This book has concise stories of their lives and accomplishments, with some very funny anecdotes. There are great illustrations by cartoonist Bruce Potter who draws outlandish caricatures for us to laugh at.

4 Responses

  1. Maria Gill 19 August, 2011 / 9:48 am

    It was a great thrill to talk to the remarkable people in the book. I talked to Sir Peter Snell in America, skyped Matahi Brightwell in Tahiti, had a laugh with Rhys Darby, and warm conversations with many of the famous people. What came through for me was that many of the famous people had obstacles to overcome, such as dxyslexia, poverty, country folk adjusting to city schools, shyness, lack of self confidence. Instead of feeling diminished they strived to overcome those obstacles. Many of them said it was pure hard work and determination that helped them get where they achieved. I hope you will enjoy the book!

  2. makayla evans 31 May, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    can you tell me what is ingid vissers time line please

  3. Anonymous 6 November, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    doesn’t help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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