Subtitled: A Memoir of Waipa and Raglan, 1871 - 1960. Memories of Bernice Monrath Johnstone of Three Oaks, Whatawhata, New Zealand.
This is the story of Bernice Monrath (Alexandra) Johnstone, born 1870 in Howick, North Island, New Zealand of an English father and a Danish mother. A lively story teller, Bernice wrote continuously from the 1920s almost to her death in 1960. Although she was describing her family, her childhood, her schooling, her days as a teacher and her later life, much of what she wrote is actually a social history of her times, detailing the lives of farmers and their families and how their lives changed through the years. Her life, though happy and carefree in youth, had its full share of hard work and tragedy.
There is a small crease to the top corner of the front cover, otherwise this book is in excellent condition throughout.