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David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe
David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe

David Cook – Jellicoe & Bledisloe

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Rim Books
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When David Cook moved to Hamilton East, he was drawn to the colourful and creative lives of his neighbours. With camera in hand, he explored everything from front-yard mechanics to Sunday roasts, creating an intimate documentary of a State Housing suburb in the 1990s, moments before gentrification set in. In this energetic photobook, we look back twenty-five years to see burgeoning issues of relevance today: housing, bi-cultural relations, social welfare, and freshwater quality, all brought to us through the lens of daily life.

The title, Jellicoe & Bledisloe, is a reference to the local street names, commemorating New Zealand Governors General from the early twentieth century. Reflecting on this colonial heritage, Cook writes an engaging first-person account of the suburb, featuring a conversation with Ngaati Wairere historian Wiremu Puke. Together they unearth suppressed histories and rewrite our understanding of the Waikato landscape.

108 pages, 24.5 x 20 cm, hardcover, Rim Books (Auckland).