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Observations of a Rural Nurse


Main Details

Title Observations of a Rural Nurse
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Sara McIntyre
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 255,Width 200
Category/GenreOckham Longlist Titles
Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction
Individual photographers
ISBN/Barcode 9780995122970

Publishing Details

Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Publication Date 11 June 2020
Publication Country New Zealand


Observations of a Rural Nurse (Hardback) By McIntyre, Sara RRP: $50.50 $40.40 Save $10.10 Pub Date 13 May 20 Sara McIntyre, the daughter of the artist Peter McIntyre, was nine years old when her family first came to Kakahi, in the King Country, in 1960. The family has been linked to Kakahi 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 Kakahi 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 Kakahi and the sparsely populated surrounding King Country towns of Manunui, Ohura, Ongarue, Piriaka, Owhango and Taumarunui.

Author Biography

Sara McIntyre was born in Wellington and worked there as a neonatal intensive care nurse for several years. In 2010 she moved to Kakahi in the King Country, where she had been coming to since her family arrived there for a fishing trip in 1960. While working as a district nurse, based at Taumarunui Hospital, she had the opportunity to further explore the area as a photographer. This led to her first solo exhibition at the Anna Miles Gallery in 2016. The Serjeant Gallery, Whanganui, will exhibit her work on May 2020.