From a distance : the Waima River years; Mortimer, John, 1933-; 2000; 0958370524...

Name/Title

From a distance : the Waima River years

Maker

Mortimer, John, 1933-

Maker Role

Author

About this object

"This is a story about rural life in the 1950s when I worked on a sheep and cattle farm in the backblocks of the Hokianga." --p. 1. Contents: Introduction -- 1. The beginning -- 2. Allen Giles -- 3. Fairy Blackwood -- 4. To the Depression -- 5. Moses Kelly -- 6. The builder -- 7. World War Two -- 8. The between years -- 9. The Kelly family -- 10. Of things sacred -- 11. The big swamp -- 12. Royalty -- 13. Birds of garden, hill and river -- 14. Mainly sheep -- 15. Mainly dogs -- 16. mainly cattle -- 17. Kaikohe -- 18. Horeke -- 19. Rawene -- 20. Moehau -- 21. Jack McCarthy -- 22. Roading and tracks -- 23. Death on the river -- 24. The telephone -- 25. The river highway -- 26. The back door -- 27. Heat and light -- 28. Food -- 29. Fishing -- 30. Insects of summer -- 31. Visitors and home entertainment -- 32. Best friends: the Barkers of Motukiore -- 33. Lizzie, the Model A [Ford] -- 34. Politics and legends -- 35. Bill -- 36. Trees, weeds and manure -- Epilogue. Includes bibliographical references (p. 158) and index.

Date Made

2000

Publisher

Northland Historical Publications Society

Publication Place

[Dargaville]

Subject and Association Keywords

Mortimer, John, 1933-

Subject and Association Keywords

Country life -- New Zealand -- Far North District -- Waima River Region

Subject and Association Keywords

Waima River Region (Far North District, NZ) -- Social life and customs

Subject and Association Keywords

Waima (Far North District, NZ) -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Waima (Far North District, NZ) -- Biography

Subject and Association Keywords

Hokianga (NZ) -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Awa

Subject and Association Keywords

Ahu whenua

Subject and Association Keywords

Korero nehe

Subject and Association Keywords

Korero taumata

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

0958370524 (pbk.)

Object number

2014.1.0926

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All rights reserved

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