Observations of a Rural Nurse

by Sara McIntyre

Hardcover, 2020



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Massey University Press (2020), 304 pages


A unique photographic portrait of the King Country. Sara McIntyre, the daughter of the artist Peter McIntyre, was nine years old when her family first came to Kākahi, in the King Country, in 1960. The family has been linked to Kākahi ever since. On the family car trips of her childhood, McIntyre got used to her fathers frequent stops for subject matter for painting. Fifty years on, when she moved to Kākahi to work as a district nurse, she began to do the same on her rounds, as a photographer. This book brings together her remarkable photographic exploration her observations of Kākahi and the sparsely populated surrounding King Country towns of Manunui, Ōhura, Ōngarue, Piriaka, Ōwhango and Taumarunui.


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Physical description

304 p.; 10.04 inches


0995122970 / 9780995122970

Local notes

Daughter of artist Peter McIntyre, whose paintings of Kākahi made the area famous in the 1970s.
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