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A Flitch of the Past
A Flitch of the Past

Sawmilling ventures were part of the fabric of early West Coast history.  This book tells the story of a family who, in 1937, seized the business opportunities provided by the vast forests of South Westland and set out on a journey that was to keep them there for the next 44 years.  With one eye on the weather and the other on the river beside them, they embraced the isolation and hardships and established a small milling community.

Although the mill and its houses are no longer present today, the memories of a satisfying way of life still bring family members back to dip their toes (and whitebait nets) in the Big Wanganui River in the springtime. 

 
Price: $69.00

 
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