October 26, 2012 by astraltravels
Within a minute of receiving my author copy of Great Kiwi Firsts, a workmate said, ‘Ah, but did you include the first snowboarding? I believe that was invented by Kiwis!’
No, I hadn’t, but – as far as I can ascertain – I don’t think it was invented by a mad New Zealand alpine bloke or sheila who needed a quick way to get down the mountain, but I may be wrong.*
So, if you’ve flicked through, or even read the book, and you think it’s great (as per the title), but you’re certain that I’ve overlooked something, then please feel free to let me know what you suggest could be added. I’ve just created a survey that asks for your firsts, if you want to fill that out after reading the book, that’d be ace!
As I state in the introduction of Great Kiwi Firsts, there is no way that one book could cover the lot, and I am the first to admit that I am not a historian. I am, however, always on the look out for a good story. History is so full of nooks and crannies – it’s so exciting!