New Zealand Explorers: Great Journeys of Discovery

Creator

Date

1985

Identifier

Central DU420 T883

Type

Publisher

Christchurch: Whitcoulls

Abstract

Robert Burns Fellow 1980: Philip Temple (b. 1939)

Philip Temple writes both fiction and non-fiction. Most of his earlier works have a distinct ‘outdoors’ flavour: books on mountains, exploration, New Zealand landscapes, and the environment. These reflected his own personal pursuits and experiences in mountaineering and adventuring.
In his own words, he describes his year as Fellow: ‘While I held the Burns in 1980 I completed revision of “Beak of the Moon”, and undertook a great deal of research for another novel…my tenure of the Burns allowed me to apply for the higher degree of Doctor of Literature…which was awarded after examination of my work to 2004.’
Temple also began planning New Zealand Explorers in his Burns year. He returned to live in Dunedin in 1990.

Files

Cab 7 Temple.jpg

Citation

Philip Temple, “New Zealand Explorers: Great Journeys of Discovery,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10944.