The Way it Was

Author(s): Tom Brough


The Way it Was by Tom Brough records the life of a champion shearer (winner Golden Shears 1976 and New Zealand representative), farmer, hunter and family man, growing up in the King Country "backwoods" area of Aria, prior to the arrival of gravelled roads, electricity and telephones, during and after the years of World War II.
Tom wrote this book "just for the grandkids" while he was laid up having a hip replacement, but it has become a most popular record of live in a rural community and a way of life that has all but been removed from New Zealand society through the advent of electronic communications and modern transport. Tom writes in a lively and honest style that strikes a chord with readers who also remember "the way it was".


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General Fields

  • : 9780476013490
  • : Last Side Publishing
  • : Last Side Publishing
  • : 210mm X 150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Brough
  • : Paperback
  • : 256
  • : Colour photographs