Searching for ‘Waratah’
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Who was the enigmatic ‘Waratah’, author of the Tales of the Golden West, first published in book form in 1906? This collection of stories, each a cultural gem, filled with remarkable characters and memorable anecdotes, captures early West Coast history and pioneer life in the gold rush days on New Zealand’s South Island.
We learn from Jo Wynne that ‘Waratah’ was her great-grandfather William H. S. Hindmarsh.
What brought him to New Zealand? What shaped his life and influenced the man who wrote Tales of the Golden West?