History & Literature

Down at the baths

Book launch: Down at the Baths

Living Room of the City proudly hosted the launch of Val Mills’s second historical work, ‘Down at the Baths’, at the monthly meeting of the NZ Society of Authors – Manawatu Writers’ Hub on Monday 3 April 2017. Val Mills was a recipient of an Earle Creativity Trust History & Literature Grant in 2015, which helped fund this book. Copies of ‘Down at the Baths’ are available for $25.00. Related article Freezing water, fun and friendships at the old Municipal…

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Book launch of Horses ’n’ Wagons

The book by Maurice Watt, Horses ’n’ Wagons – Adventures of Oroua Teamsters 1997-2004 was formally launched at the Coach House Museum, Feilding, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 7-9 pm. Maurice Watt was one of the teamsters who went trekking with horse drawn vintage wagons in the late 1990s – 2004. His collation of stories tell the tales of the Oroua Teamsters who went on adventures in New Zealand. Books available from Coach House Museum, Feilding.  $40.00. Related article Tales…

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About the Trust

Established by Richard and Mary Earle, the Creativity and Development Trust, a registered charity under Public Trust and administered locally, helps fund specific local projects within the arts and technical sciences.