Vanessa Collingridge


Vanessa Collingridge is one of sixty authors who attended The Press Christchurch Writers Festival from September 4th to 7th, 2008

Vanessa Collingridge searching in a university library for books on her lifelong hero, Captain Cook, discovered, in a dusty card index, the name of a distant cousin, George Collingridge, an amateur cartographer living a century after Cook. So began a new journey of discovery as she reassessed Cook’s contribution and tested the theories of her ancestor.


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