Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sons of The Soil Wanganui

Wanganui Mini-launch and presentation Tuesday 2 October 2012 Eileen Ng President of Wanganui NZCA organised an afternoon launch at their Beijing Restaurant Function Room in Maria Place, Wanganui. About 30 people attended including Joan Rosier-Jones author of ‘ The Murder of Chow Yat’, David Feichert nd Jan Jackson from the China Friendship Society, Bruce Fork ex market gardener, Marie Fore, Betty Erikson and Lupton For descendants of Wanganui’s largest market –gardener Ngan Fore. Books were received and speeches were made by Councillor Randya Dahya for Wanganui City Council, Eric Dorfman Director of the Whanganui Museum, Debbie Wai-Kapohe, Council Arts Facilitator, Jullian Tasker of the Wanganui District Library. Ed Boyd printer of Books of Old Wanganui (Hanton and Anderson) made a short speech and Marie Fore about her growing up on the market garden. MP Chester Burrow attended briefly due to other engagements. He spoke to Lily about his father’s book on Albertland. Nibbles and tea were provided. Photos were displayed around walls for viewing.

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