Heaps More Grady's People

NZ Non Fiction

Heaps More GradyâÃÂÃÂs People is the fourth book by Don Grady in the popular GradyâÃÂÃÂs People series. Following on from the acclaimed GradyâÃÂÃÂs People in 2000, More GradyâÃÂÃÂs People in 2003 and Still More GradyâÃÂÃÂs People in 2005, Don has assembled another collection of stories and photographs about fascinating people in the top of the South Island. The first and largest chapter features the late Duncan Rutherford of Richmond who had a collection of over 300 cars and other motor vehicles. This wealthy bachelor spent most of his life acquiring cars of all ages and types and was constantly faced with the challenge of providing adequate storage for them. Also featured is Blue Derry who spent 20 years driving bulldozers on the West Coast before venturing into the grocery business and becoming the proprietor of the Springlands Shopping Centre in Blenheim - along the way he became a champion jet boat racer. Other interesting characters include Woody Woodward, a former member of the Sunday Creek Commune near Dovedale who now runs an arts and carving gallery at Marahau, along with another carver known simply as âÃÂÃÂBonesâÃÂàwho teaches kids in Takaka how to create bone carvings. The story of âÃÂÃÂGrubâÃÂÃÂ, the last survivor of the Happy Sam Commune in the Anatoki Valley near Golden Bay, and the adventurous life of Bill Simpson despite losing half of his right foot in a bush accident at the age of 33 are also in this volume. Albert GuardâÃÂÃÂs life in the remote Kakapo Bay, the last surviving grand-child of the first shore-based whaler Captain Jacky Guard and his wife Betty who arrived in the bay in 1830, is also included along with the late Margaret Fox who was based at Farewell Spit lighthouse during the Second World War with her lighthouse keeper husband. This is Don GradyâÃÂÃÂs tenth book.


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