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Maurice and Maurice.

Two writers of an age and place. Postwar and
Waitakere. One explores the darker secrets of life in the late 1900’s and
other one, the processes that colonise indigenous people.
We are lucky to have the support of Maurice Gee at Going West,’one of
our most loved and revered writers’. His biographer is Rachel Barrowman
and she will talk with Geoff Chapple, a cousin of Gee whose stories are
mostly about family and growing up in the West.
Shadbolt has a need to explore and spent time on his portrayal of the New
Zealand Wars and New Zealand wars. He stayed in one place for 40 years
watched Muddy Creek breath all that time. This session will enlighten
everyone as to the future of that very house. Expect a lively conversation
as Maurice’s son, his publisher and biographer talk with the project
initiator and director about homes and house, stories and remembering.

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