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Waugh Stories
by Richard Waugh & Alec Waugh 

waugh stories

Brothers Alec and Richard Waugh reminisce in Waugh Stories about 1960s Hokitika – the time of the town’s centennial and the Haast highway opening. Evocative and true stories – sometimes humorous, always informative, and occasionally sad – tell of the characters, sports, environment, architecture, weather, transport, and other events of the time. They demonstrate why Hokitika, situated by sea, river and mountains, is one of the most fascinating small towns in New Zealand. In their later careers Alec and Richard became nationally prominent in diverse spheres of police, church, aviation and community service.
For Hokitika’s 150th anniversary they combine their memories, research and insights in a well-illustrated book of compelling social history and darn good West Coast yarns.

CONTENTS
Waugh vs Keenan
Cars Around Town
Weather – and a Tragedy
Just the Navigator
Hokitika Primary School
Rugby: The Players, Goal Kickers and Mud!
TV Arrives
Centennial Celebrations: An Insider’s View
Memorable Fires
Trout Poaching and a Cricket Record!
The History of our Home
Westland High vs Rangiora High 1965
Centennial Year Elections
Out and About – Driving and Shooting
Airport and Aviation Mysteries
Town Architecture and People
‘This is Real Flying!’ – A Son’s Salute
Methodist Community of Faith
Last Departure
Westland High School
Water, Water Everywhere
The Thin Blue Line
Changing Transport
The Decade of the 1960s

Soft cover with spine  240x170mm 152 pages

ISBN 978-0-473-30204-7

$34.70 + GST
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