Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dunlop Necklaces – 1990.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch. On our little farm, we put a dairy room next to the milking parlour and roofed the section between that and the old wooden kitchen, which was now a workshop that housed the Wolseley power-paraffin … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

My next job for Basil Read was a ten kilometre tarred road with a pier and beam concrete bridge over the Komati River in the smallest of the Apartheid derived black Homelands, KaNgwane. It was ironical that I was once … Continue reading

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MEMORIES & MEMORY

There has always both a special camaraderie and rivalry between All-Blacks and Springboks, as witness my neighbour Loré Mathews‘ tales of the SA and NZ troops who met and scrummed down in the streets of Alexandria, Egypt, during the Second … Continue reading

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Aura-Field Gremlins

Again the lure of a job close to home, after getting there sporadically maybe only every second weekend, enticed me to change employers, so at the end of 1988 I joined Basil Read, one of the major construction companies in … Continue reading

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