The Eels of ANZAC Bridge
The Wairarapa Archive has branched out into another area with the publication of its first picture book. Ali Foster and Viv Walker, the successful author and illustrator of the book Elwyns Dream have produced another gem, this time based on the migration of the eels who live in the Makakahi River at Kaiparoro, and the war experiences of a soldier from the district who lost his life in World War One. It tells of how his daughter played in the ANZAC bridge, built to honour the war dead, and continued to keep an eye on the eels in the river.
A great story and a great launch at Pukaha.
Copies of the book are available at all good booksellers, and at the Wairarapa Archive.