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dc.contributor.advisorMcLeod, Hew
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michael Neal Rowatten_NZ
dc.date.available2012-12-14T04:48:40Z
dc.date.copyright1997en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBrown, M. N. R. (1997). On the edge : a history of adventure sports and adventure tourism in Queenstown (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/3314en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/3314
dc.descriptionxvi, 219 leaves :col. ill. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a history of adventure sports and adventure tourism in Queenstown. It highlights Queenstown's long tradition of adventure from the 1850s to the 1990s. Principally it focuses on the development of Queenstown's four main adventure tourist activities, skiing, jet boating, rafting and bungy jumping, and the companies and personalities who were involved in establishing these pursuits. Queenstown attracts a large number of tourists to the area each year and the availability of adventure activities is an important factor in this. Some have even attached the label 'Queenstown - Adventure Capital of the World' as a means of marketing and promotion. The aura of Queenstown's scenery and natural surroundings engenders a feeling of excitement and encouraged a number of people to offer tourists an opportunity to challenge nature through adventure based activities. In many instances the pursuits that surfaced in Queenstown were the first to be seen in New Zealand, and in one case the world. The thesis also explores what compels individuals to participate in adventure sports, the rise of Wanaka as a secondary centre for adventure seekers and the all-important issue of safety in adventure tourism. After a series of accidents and fatalities the adventure industry has been forced to address safety. One difficulty that was encountered while producing this work was the relative absence of historiography on the subject. Fortunately a number of the major personalities involved are still living in the Queenstown area and interviewing them was a way to overcome this obstacle.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
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dc.titleOn the edge : a history of adventure sports and adventure tourism in Queenstownen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
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otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.voyager81766en_NZ
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