An Enduring Grandmother Called May 4
John Bluck pays a deserving tribute.
Rusty Went Shopping 11
An endearing short story from Christopher Moor.
Akaroa Days, 1936-1942 12
Jenifer Plummer recalls her golden days of childhood.
War Blacks: Soldiers and Footballers 16
Matt Elliott researches the topic.
Debutante Balls 19
Dunedin society in the 1950s by Paul Aubin.
Cooking Memories from my Childhood 21
Meals were regulated at the Bishop house by John Bishop.
From the Regions: Eastland 22
A Ship and a Family 30
Peter Billinghurst traces two lines of history.
Growing Up in 1950s Green Lane 34
Fond memories from Neil Keesing.
Centrefold: A Pose for the Camera? 36
Nelson’s Ship Hotel in about 1889.
Emigrating to New Zealand in Steerage 38
A fascinating account of 1879 arrivals by June Bowen.
Tin Tags 42
June Peka contributes a collector’s story.
General Election Laughs 45
Matt Elliott offers a timely piece.
On the Premises 46
Jennifer McLean’s fine article is set in Martinborough.
Railway Mementoes, Collectibles and Antiques 50
A valuable NZR collection is shared.
Thereby Hangs a Mystery 52
Rae Atkins unravels an unusual family tale.
From the Regions: Southland 56
Reader’s Response: The Hope and the Glory 69
Patricia A. Simpson responds to our Issue 125 article ‘The Glory Box’.
Editor’s Choice: These boots are made for walking 72
Contributed by the New Zealand Police Museum.
An Egmont County roading accident in about 1915.
Courtesy: Aotea Utanganui Museum Collection of South Taranaki.