This was supposed to be the last volume completing the original 1980s series and not surprisingly, is equal to the standard of the previous five volumes. This remarkable set will take pride of place on your bookshelf and has proven to provide plenty of nostalgic discussion if left on your coffee table. This volume covers a wide range of subjects with excellent photographs that readers will relate to especially if part of your life has been spent in the central King Country.
The Union Bank photo featured on the cover surfaced during the 75 year celebration of Bank of New Zealand in Ohura and there’s the romantic beginnings of the famous Bell family descendants of Alexander and Katarina celebrated their centennial in December 1984. Other interesting coverage includes a pictorial history of Hatrick’s Houseboat; the nice girls of WWSA; Youthaven and Brethren Church activities; life in Kakahis suburb of Bulltown; Ted Lattey’s tough tramp in 1931; amusing antics of Ongarue Rugby Club; tales of early law enforcement including the attempted murder of Constable John Maher.