Philip Steer

Dr Philip Steer teaches English at Massey University in Palmerston North. He and his family have previously lived in Singapore and Durham, North Carolina. Once upon a time he also studied chemistry. Philip was born in Timaru in 1979.

Books
Apr 19, 2017

Bottom of the lake: How the setting for a classic book of New Zealand literature became a toxic swamp

An essay by Dr Philip Steer on Lake Tutira in the Hawke's Bay, now an unswimmable toxic dump, but once the idyllic setting for one of the greatest books ever published in New Zealand.

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