List of Titles




Wild Dunedin

The full list, in chronological order

Some of the titles under “Books in Categories” in this website are for sale and can be ordered directly from the writer.
The following sources of out-of-print and rare New Zealand books may hold copies of Neville’s older titles . . .

Vintage Books of Dunedin
27 Waikana StreetBroad Bay, DunedinNew Zealand
Ph +64 03 4780 488

Take Note Hokitika
1 Weld StreetHokitikaWestland
Ph +64 03 755 8167


The Catlins and the Southern Scenic Route
Otago University Press, December 2017


Rivers Rare – The first 25 years of Project River Recovery 1991-2016
Department of Conservation, Wellington.


Stewart Island Rakiura National Park
Publisher: Otago University Press, November 2015


Wild Dunedin
The Natural History of New Zealand’s Wildlife Capital
Otago University Press, June 2014


Shackleton’s Whisky
Random House NZ , October 2012


Seabird Genius - The Story of L. E. Richdale, the Royal Albatross and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin.
Otago University Press, November 2011


Rakiura Heritage – A Stewart Island History and Guide to Historic Sites. Department of Conservation, Invercargill


THE TASMAN – Biography of an Ocean. Penguin Books Auckland, August 2010


High Country Lark - An invitation to Paradise.  Longacre Press, Dunedin, October 2008


Antarctic Partners - 50 years of New Zealand and United States Cooperation in Antarctica, 1957-2007.
Phantom House/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 2007


Detours - A journey through small-town New Zealand: A generation on. Otago University Press, Dunedin, July 2007


Fiord Heritage - A guide to the Historic Sites of Coastal Fiordland. Department of Conservation, Te Anau, March 2007


Kiwi - The People's Bird. Otago University Press, December 2006


Winging It - The adventures of Tim Wallis. Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2006


Hurricane Tim – The Story of Sir Tim Wallis, Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2005.


Queenstown – New Zealand’s Adventure Capital. University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2004


Otago Museum – Collected Stories, Otago Museum, Dunedin 2004


Subantarctic New Zealand – A Rare Heritage, Department of Conservation Southland Conservancy, Invercargill, 2003


Wanaka – The Lake Wanaka Region, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2002


Southern Land, Southern People, Otago Museum/University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2002


Wild Rivers – Exploring the Natural History of Central South Island (with Brian Patrick).
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2001


Coasting – The Sea Lion and the Lark, Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2001


Stewart Island – A Rakiura Ramble, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2000.


Wild Central – Exploring the Natural History of Central Otago (with Brian Patrick), University of Otago Press, Auckland, 1999


Kiwi – New Zealand’s Remarkable Bird, Godwit/Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 1999


The Catlins, and Southern Scenic Route, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1998.


Wild Fiordland: Discovering the Natural History of a World Heritage Area (with Brian Patrick),
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1996


Wild Dunedin: Enjoying the Natural History of New Zealand's Wildlife Capital (with Brian Patrick),
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1995


Land Aspiring: The story of Mount Aspiring National Park, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 1994


Manapouri Saved! - New Zealand's First Great Conservation Success Story, Longacre Press, Dunedin, 1994


Dunedin - A Portrait, Hyndman Publishing, Dunedin, 1993


Stewart Island - The Last Refuge (with Erwin Brinkmann), Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 1992


The Falcon and the Lark, John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1992

tnThe World of Penguins

The World of Penguins (with Chris Gaskin), Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1991
A superbly-illustrated review of all of the world’s penguin species.
Colour poster available.
May be available through the second hand trade, try  or Take Note Hokitika.


The World of Albatrosses (with Chris Gaskin), Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1991


The Incredible Kiwi, Random Century, Auckland, 1990


NZ Guides: West Coast South Island, GP Books, Wellington, 1989


NZ Guides: Dunedin, North and South Otago (with Christine Dann), GP Books, Wellington, 1989


Conservation Conversations, Department of Conservation, Wellington, 1988

tnForever the Forest

Forever the Forest, A West Coast Story, Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1987
A holistic and lyrical view of the fabulous forests of the South Island West Coast.
May be available through the second hand trade, try  or Take Note Hokitika.


The VSA Way: 25 Years of Volunteering Overseas, Volunteer Service Abroad/Compatriot Press, 1987


Flight from Afghanistan, Collins, Auckland, 1986


Tokelau: Atoll Associate of New Zealand, Compatriot Press, Wellington 1984, reprinted 1986


Looking South: New Zealand Antarctic Society's First Fifty Years 1933-83,
NZ Antarctic Society/Compatriot Press, Wellington, 1983


Detours – A Journey through small-town New Zealand, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1982
A cycle tour the length of New Zealand (4,000 km over three months), observing people and collecting folklore from the heartlands of New Zealand.                            ‘A travel classic’ – Evening Post
May be available through the second hand trade, try  or Take Note Hokitika.

tnCascade on the run

Cascade On The Run – A Season with the Whitebaiters of South Westland, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1979
Whitebait fishing at a remote West Coast river – the people, the fish, and big business when the whitebait start to run.
May be available through the second hand trade, try  or Take Note Hokitika.

tnSnow Dogs

Snow Dogs, The Huskies of Antarctica, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1978
A tribute to the huskies that served science in Antarctica
(based on two summer seasons at Scott Base, Ross Dependency)
May be available through the second hand trade, try  or Take Note Hokitika.


Ice On My Palette (with Maurice Conly), Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1977

Read on National Radio:




Flight from Afghanistan


The Falcon and the Lark

Significant Reports:


Stewart Island National Park Proposal, Public Discussion Document, Department of Conservation, Invercargill, July 1999.


Buff Weka Translocation Project - Public Awareness Strategy, Department of Conservation, Dunedin, July 1997.


Subantarctic Islands Heritage (New Zealand Government Nomination of the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands for Inclusion in the World Heritage List), Department of Conservation, Wellington, June 1997


Kea Advocacy Strategy – Towards resolving conflicts between kea and people, Department of Conservation, Dunedin, October 1995


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