Creative non-fiction in the form of opinion pieces, essays and feature writing is my special interest. This website will feature my published writing that has appeared in newspapers, magazines and in e-book form. I have been writing from my home of 27 years – in Leith Valley, but have moved on and now (after a year’s interlude in a little cottage in Opoho) live on the slopes of Vauxhall overlooking the Otago harbour, Dunedin, New Zealand. Tony Eyre
Amazing photo of the homestead in green valley!
Thanks Tess. You may have to go and read John Llewellyn’s book “How Green was my Valley”. I have the DVD of the movie based on the book. You can watch it when you come over.
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Hi Damaris. You appear to ‘be in the system’ as your email address is now on the subscriber list. Thanks
What a treasure trove here – just happened to come across it. Can you tell me if it is possible to get a digital copy of your Springbok tour book? Did you get an email from me to you and Yvonne about a chapter I am writing on social justice in NZ? I sent it to Yvonne’s email address. Coming down your way in Dec, hope to catch up.
All good wishes,
Thanks for your comments. The Springbok Tour piece is available on Amazon.com and most other e-book sites for a small charge. However you can also access it free from the link on the tab on this website. There is also a paper copy at the Dunedin Public Library and the University of Otago Hocken Library. Other than those sources there are no other digital links. Received your email and will answer it separately.
Hi Tony, Really enjoyed the coffee essay in the newspaper and reading about Yvonne’s ping pong. Very amazing. Great wedding photo and early Yvonne photos. Congratulations on the grandchildren and your brilliant writing. Hello to Yvonne.
Hello again Max!
Well done. You have already caught up with my blog. See my email.
Connect me to your writer’s blog, thanks.
I have just googled 2nd Otago Regiment Meteren (I think that is what I did). Anyway I clicked on to your OTD article and was impressed. I too have been researching the ‘Meteren incident’ and the POWs.
I have compiled quite a number of pages as I tried to get more information about my relative: Alfred CLARK (#62934). I am now in a position of wondering what to do with my findings. Alf was from Ashburton.
Perhaps I could phone you or you could advise me .
I live near Thames, Coromandel.
Nice to here from you. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Yes, Alfred Clark. I see he was in Soltau. Please email me on email@example.com and I’ll give you my mobile number and we can have a chat.
“He held five aces” with four sheep, a house, a cottage and a barn. Once the herd was bigger. The “black sheep” that was to be a child’s pet got picked out for slaughter for the sheering fee.
Great to hear from you. I remember that black sheep. I don’t think he got eaten. He either fell into a ditch and drowned or you ran over it with your Landrover. We sold that property back in 2015. I can still picture you ruminating in an easy chair on that cottage verandah.
Great job on the website. Did you do it all yourself or did you have help (I’m not sure it you have the technical ability 😂)? Either way I’m proud of you for branching out and I can’t wait to read your new and coming book. I hope I get to see you soon.
Thanks for the compliment! I have put all the content in myself but I do have a great techno guy called James who keeps me informed and helps me if I get stuck. I suppose you learn programming at school. Great to hear from you and I look forward to when I can visit you and Michael again in Australia.
I am doing a bit of research into Bill Hodgson, I was wondering if you might have any contact details for the decedents. I see you wrote a fascinating article on him 12 years ago.
My mother was Bill Hodgson’s cousin, so he’s my first cousin once removed. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.