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As a young teacher graduate, Brian Pearson and his family move to North Westland. He becomes the sole teacher in a small sawmilling settlement in the remote valley just west of the main divide known as the Kopara. Teaching a diverse group of children, he too finds himself the student as he learns to become part of the growing community.

In his book, Brian also explores the historical struggle of the pioneer settles in the region of Westland. In particular he examines their fight to be recognised by central government as a functioning community in order to gain basic amenities such as roads and power.

Extensively researched, Brian shares the stories of many colourful characters and amusing, extraordinary anecdotes.

Price: $50.00

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