Monthly Archives: November 2017


Cambrian is the remains of an early gold mining town near St Bathans in Central Otago, about 40 Kms north of Alexandra. It is said that it is a wonderful place that you will never want to leave, until you … Continue reading

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The Origins of “Gangster” Hand Signals

Maurice Chevalier and Stanly Holloway, the original mob members.

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Poolburn Dam

Poolburn Dam was bult in the Great Depression. It supplies irrigation water to farmers further down the Ida Valley. Spent three days here, getting up early to catch the sunrise. It is reasonably high, near the top of the Rough … Continue reading

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