A Winding Pathway to Love and War 4
John Stackhouse pens his grandfather’s story.
Fathers in the Delivery Suite? Not in the 1950s 12
Maternity practices were very different then. Joyce Powell explains.
Top of the Vox 16
Matt Elliott unearths an Auckland ventriloquist.
Recollections of a Bank Manager 19
Brian Mudge remembers his first job in Rotorua.
Dunedin’s Historic Homestead.
From the Regions: Hawke’s Bay 26
Claire Duncan explores the origins of common sayings.
Centrefold: Day Trippers to Waiwera 36
Artie Shaw and the Naval Band in New Zealand 38
Roger Strong takes us back to the days when swing was king.
Turning Point 42
A poignant story from R.B. Wynn-Williams.
Uncle Reuben: Pioneer Motorist of the Buller 44
Graeme Walsh records an account of early settlement.
Youth’s Hope Goes Crashing 50
Written by Ethel Webber, and contributed by her grandson Roger Miller.
From the Regions: Otago 54
Index and Genealogy List 70
Editor’s Choice: The Scrum Machine 72
A gem from noted cartoonist Nevile Lodge.
Cover image: John (Jack) Brinsdon stands proudly beside his Dennis petrol wagon c.1923. Courtesy of Garth Brinsdon.