Arawata Bill

Arawata Bill

01/04/2013 0 By Chris Parnell


by Ian Dougherty
Exisle Publishing, $29.99

The story of legendary gold prospector William James O’Leary – Third Edition.

The story of a pioneering folk hero; a colourful tale of adventure, discovery and survival in the remotest areas of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

O’Leary’s life (1865-1947) spanned a period of NZ history when the country was searching for homegrown heroes. Generations of New Zealanders are familiar with Denis Glover’s poem ARAWATA BILL.

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