Just an orange for Christmas : stories from the Wairarapa / Christine Hunt Daniell ; illustrations by Pauline Bellamy.

Nā: Daniell, Christine Hunt [compiler.].
Kaituhi: Bellamy, Pauline, 1950- [illustrator.].
Momo rauemi: materialTypeLabelPukapukaWhakaahuatanga: 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781775540038 :.Ngā marau: Older people -- New Zealand -- Wairarapa -- Interviews | Wairarapa (N.Z.) -- Biography | Wairarapa (N.Z.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Wairarapa (N.Z.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 993.6600846 Summary: "When Christine Hunt Daniell sat down with pen and paper and talked with the 'old- timers' for this book, her motivation was to preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history. The stories are from the Wairarapa, but their core is essential New Zealand experience, exposing something universally human. They describe how it felt to live over the last century, how it feels to be near the end of life, how today's world measures up. Each character is a survivor, recalling often raw or touching personal details. To Stan's insistence, "I'm amazed you keep wanting to come back and get information from an ordinary old fellow like me", this book is an extraordinary testament. These stories reflect our spirit. Our heritage. A carefully unravelled web of facts and feelings, earthy yarns, shrewd perceptions, tomfoolery, fantasy and faith. Our folk history. Who we are. Our backbone"--Back cover.
Ngā tūtohu mai i tēnei whare pukapuka: Kāore he tūtohu i tēnei whare pukapuka mō tēnei taitara. Takiuru ki te tāpiri tūtohu.
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Life-affirming life stories from longterm Wairarapa residents. When Christine Hunt Daniell sat down with pen and paper and talked with the 'old- timers' for this book, her motivation was to preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history. The stories are from the Wairarapa, but their core is essential New Zealand experience, exposing something universally human. They describe how it felt to live over the last century, how it feels to be near the end of life, how today's world measures up. Each character is a survivor, recalling often raw or touching personal details. To Stan's insistence, I'm amazed you keep wanting to come back and get information from an ordinary old fellow like me, this book is an extraordinary testament. These stories reflect our spirit. Our heritage. A carefully unravelled web of facts and feelings, earthy yarns, shrewd perceptions, tomfoolery, fantasy and faith. Our folk history. Who we are. Our backbone.

"When Christine Hunt Daniell sat down with pen and paper and talked with the 'old- timers' for this book, her motivation was to preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history. The stories are from the Wairarapa, but their core is essential New Zealand experience, exposing something universally human. They describe how it felt to live over the last century, how it feels to be near the end of life, how today's world measures up. Each character is a survivor, recalling often raw or touching personal details. To Stan's insistence, "I'm amazed you keep wanting to come back and get information from an ordinary old fellow like me", this book is an extraordinary testament. These stories reflect our spirit. Our heritage. A carefully unravelled web of facts and feelings, earthy yarns, shrewd perceptions, tomfoolery, fantasy and faith. Our folk history. Who we are. Our backbone"--Back cover.

Tākupu nā
22/10/2014

Di had a tough beginning but ended up having a good like in NZ. Other stories were similarly interesting.

Takiuru ki tō pūkete hei tare tākupu.

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