Review – The Clapperton Diaries by John Clapperton with Crispin Caldicott

A charming story right from the beginning, The Clapperton Diaries is at once gentle, good-humoured, and quintessentially New Zealand. Written virtually as a monologue with judicious editing by Crispin Caldicott, the well-paced story starts with a transcription of the original journal of John (Jack) Clapperton’s grandfather, William Nicol Clapperton. Eloquent, witty, observant, and an excellent […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Pioneering Potter

  When we call Yvonne Rust QSM a pioneering potter, it isn’t so much because she was one of the first potters, although she was certainly one of the early rush of potters in New Zealand to make the craft popular in the late 50s and 60s. She pioneered in another way and that was […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Gift for human connection

    Yvonne Rust, QSM, was more than a painter and a pioneering potter. She had the gift of human connection, so much so, that people invariably felt that she was their special friend, and this made them open to her. Once a student was open, Rust could create the space for extraordinary learning, and […]

Write Cultural Context for Biographies

Useful tips to help provide a credible social context and cultural context for the subject of your biography One of the most important considerations for your biography is to establish it in the chronological era in which it occurred. Your research must cover much more than the person about whom you write if the biography […]