Dalmatian Settlement in the North 4
Kaye Dragicevich reflects on the kauri gum diggers.
Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow 10
Martin Whittaker documents a part of Nelson’s history.
The Wahine Storm Remembered 12
Beverley Teague marks the tragedy fifty years on.
Waiata Poi 18
The early days of New Zealand popular music by Geoff Lealand.
Spirit of Anzac 21
A poignant poem by Mike Subritzky
A Tribute to My Mother 22
Coral Holroyd remembers family life on ‘the Barrier’.
From the Regions: Otago 26
Centrefold: Easter Holidays 36
“I’ll be back before you know it.” 38
The heartbreak of war is reflected in Robin McElrea’s true story.
School Days in the 1920s 46
A writing gem left by Amelia Batistich.
Who Were They Really? 48
Robert Wynn-Williams explores his fascinating family tree.
My First Jobs in New Zealand 54
John Grant arrived on the Oronsay in 1955 ready for work.
Regions: Hawke’s Bay 57
Big Norm 66
Norman Kirk: from stationary engine driver to Prime Minister.
The ‘Barnes’ Dance 67
New Zealand’s curious street-crossing system.
Editor’s Choice: Better Safe than Sorry 72
Customer at Newtown’s Self Help in Wellington