About me

Lake near Ship Creek, South Westland, New Zealand

Welcome to my space for occasional blogs and for information about my books and research projects.

I am a writer and historian living in the wonderful town of Hokitika on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

I am fascinated by how people cope with isolation and opportunity and by the struggles people have had surviving (or not) in this beautiful but sometimes harsh landscape.

At present I am undertaking research about women on the goldfields and have several other projects in the pipeline.

I am also the Director of Hokitika Museum where I am involved in saving and sharing ‘Westland’s tales and treasures’.

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