Learning the Ways of the Gold; 70 Years Ago 4
From Des Styles, Central Otago poet and gold miner.
Me and the Possum 9
An amusing anecdote from Paul Aubin
Leapfrogging to New Zealand 10
Mike Whittall’s 1956 London to Auckland flight.
Our Street: Stories of a New Zealand Boyhood 12
Contributed by Geoff Lealand.
Boarding School 16
Memories of King’s College from ex-pupil John Newsham.
Following My Father’s Footsteps Through Greece 20
Sue Courtney records her journey.
Regions: Wellington/Wairarapa 24
Centrefold: Oriental Bay 36
A sunny day at the bay in 1953.
Making Ends Meet 38
A brief history of State Housing in New Zealand by Claire Duncan.
‘L’ Plate Days 48
John de Bonnaire pens a verse to support his story.
Motueka Wharf 100 Years 50
Contributed by the Motueka and Districts Historical Association.
Reader’s Response: Spike Milligan 56
Barry Edwards remembers Spike’s 1959 visit to his home.
Regions: Canterbury 58
The Hope and the Glory 69
A mailbox response from Patricia A. Simpson
Index and Genealogy List 70
Editor’s Choice: The Nanny
Contributed by Ian Strang.
Cover image: Feeding cats at the Radcliffe’s Paparoa homestead in the 1890s. Frederick George Radcliffe is renowned for his scenic photography and postcards.