Credit where credit's due

A big thank you to Dave Blaikie for lending his time and photographic expertise to produce the fern book images that appear on this site. I have the original RAW and high quality TIFF files that Dave produced for this project should anybody like a copy. But be warned - they are very large. If you would like to see some more of Dave's photographic work on his flickr webspace please click here...

Thank you also to Samantha Appleyard for her expert advice on the preservation of herbarium material. Her guidance on storing old and delicate books will ensure that the New Zealand Fern book has a fighting chance of surviving the next 130 years in good condition.

Useful resources

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Established in 2003 to ensure the native plant life of NZ is protected.

New Zealand History online
New Zealand history site featuring over 40 multimedia exhibitions, an annotated links section, a discussion forum and general information for the historical researcher.

Flora of New Zealand
The Flora of New Zealand series is an important resource - providing an authoritative synthesis of the state of knowledge of our unique New Zealand flora.

An old map of the Seychelles
An interesting old map of the island of Mahe in the Seychelles published in the year 1900. Now digitally reproduced, you can pan and zoom around this fascinating piece of local history, which also includes further reading references to Indian Ocean travel and history.

Other third party links

Chalets in the French Alps

A website that showcases a selection of alpine chalets available for summer rental, located in the French Alps.

Meribel Chalets

Privately owned alpine chalets and apartments for rent in the French resort of Meribel. Ski holidays for the independent traveller.