About the Book
The demolition of my house on the 4th March 2013 took with it the memories accumulated since 1968 when I moved into the place. I was attached to the property, and not to the house itself as it had been a woodland garden with a hundred tree ferns, fifty rhododendrons, and lots more. It was a retreat from the concrete jungle ! This volume covers eight months of demolitions and re-constructions whereas earlier volumes covered much shorter time periods, simply because one now lives in a small village in the country, but also because the pace of demolitions has slowed down.
Features & Details
- Category Reference
Standard Portrait, 7.75×9.75 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date Aug 09, 2013
- Language English
- Tags Hoon Hay, Saint Albans, New Zealand, New Brighton, Canterbury, kea, Avonhead, Waltham, Wainoni, Ferrymead, Sumner, Prebbleton, Spreydon, Cashmere, Belfast, Rangiora, Papanui, Zealand, Lyttelton, Otautahi, aftershocks, Lincoln, Fendalton, building, re-construction, rebuild, demolition, Opawa, Addington, Darfield, Halswell, Redwood, Shirley, Sydenham, tsunami, seismic, Kaiapoi, Woolston, Richmond, Riccarton, Avondale, Bexley, Avonside, Christchurch, liquefaction, aftershock, shakes, quakes, Earthquakes
Born 1940, in New Zealand Army 1960 -1964 serving in Malaya for two years. Founded the Ron Naylor Art School in 1964. Trained as an organist and compose for that instrument, choral works, piano works, organ works, and symphonies for orchestra. Started breeding rhododendrons in 1985, but none registered as yet. Forced out of Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 by earthquake damage, and now live nearby in Prebbleton. Not quite poor as a church mouse, but I'm working on it !