A Bloody Opportunist
Paperback | English
John ‘Whitey’ White was born to working-class parents in 1937 and spent the first ten years of his life in the small village of Seacliff, north of Dunedin. Almost everyone in Seacliff had some connection to Seacliff Mental Asylum, including John’s parents, who met and worked there.
After moving to Nelson at the age of ten, John attended Nelson College and became involved in football, a lifelong passion. Upon leaving school he joined the Lands and Survey as a chainman – surveying on foot the rugged terrain of the greater Nelson region and later, the West Coast.