The House With The Golden Eyes
This is a second-hand copy of the book The House With The Golden Eyes by Alan Gallop.
From the blurb:
Drawing on original material from archives in both Britain and New Zealand this story recounts how skilled Maori craftsmen carved and constructed this whare nui (meeting house) at Te Wairoa in the Hot Lakes Region of New Zealand's North Island, close to the spectacular Pink and White Terraces keenly sought out by intrepid Victorian tourists as the eighth wonder of the world. A wonder that was lost on a night in June 1886 when Mt. Tarawera erupted without warning killing over 100 people. Only Hinemihi was strong enough to withstand that rain of fire and stones saving those who sought shelter within. The story goes on to tell how Hinemihi came to be purchased for $50 by Lord Onslow and shipped to his estate at Clandon Park in Surrey where it has stood for over 100 years, a symbol of unity between Maori and Europeans.
Condition: this is a used book and in fair condition. It is still all together but has seen better days. There is some discolouration to the cover, possibly from UV damage, some sticker residue and a bit of creasing/wear. Pages have some age spots/foxing. There is a wave pattern to some of the pages like they might have been damp at some point, but there is no mould.
Publisher: Running Horse Books
Condition: used book (fair)