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The Gisborne Photo News




Mrs Clarke was born and bred in Gisborne, being educated at the High School. Her mother, Mrs K. L. Morrison, lives in Seivwright Lane, and her two sisters, Mrs Bill Aitkin and Mrs Ernie Langford, live at Te Karaka and Matawhero respectively.

Mrs Clarke has written short stories for eight years, but this is her first effort at a full-length novel. It is being published by Hales of London in conjunction with Whitcombe and Tombs.


The five daughters of the late Mr and Mrs R. Durrant, Napier, met recently for the first time in 36 years. They are, from left: Mesdames L. Pledger (Sylvia), Napier; J. Lincoln (Hilda), Auckland; L. Lawrence (Winnie), Tolaga Bay; A. Street (Annie), Napier; and G. Carey (May), Napier.


Four Generations. From left: Mr A. J. Curtis (great-grandfather), Gisborne; Mr Jack Curtis (grandfather); Warwick Curtis (son), Opotiki; and Mr Jack Curtis (father), Opotiki.


Mrs Neva Clarke, Wellington, formerly of Gisborne, has written her first novel, "Behind Closed Doors". The story of the book, which will be on sale in Gisborne at the end of the month, revolves around three families living in a quiet suburban street, who outwardly appear to live normal uneventful lives, but who on the inside have many little tragedies, secrets, and ambitions.


Gisborne skin-diver, Peter Kerr (left), with his friend, Dove Biame, of Melbourne, are at present working on the Abalore Industry in Tasmania. Peter is the holder of the Australian under-water endurance record.