Our work often offers the opportunity to indulge our passion for New Zealand history. Nearly two decades’ association with leading publishers Bridget Williams Books and Awa Press has given us a chance to work closely with historians, journalists and other non-fiction writers. Recently, in our capacity as travel essay writers, we’ve had a chance to share our country’s history with different audiences – locals and travellers interested in easy-to-read, potted histories of New Zealand’s places and people.
Working with Central Otago District Council, Sarah researched and wrote a 3000-word essay on the Central Otago gold industry – from its origins in the 1860s gold rush, through the first half of the twentieth century when hulking great dredges still worked the banks of the Clutha Mata-au River.
Read our Central Otago gold story here.
As we write this we have started working on our next story for Central Otago District Council’s ‘regional identity’ project: the story of ‘Central Cycling’.