Cuttings from the Onslow Garden


An overview of the horticultural societies operating in the Onslow area from the early twentieth century, with profiles of some of their members.  The Onslow Historian, 49/1-4, 2019

Meet me at Begg’s: the story of Charles Begg & Co, music and appliance manufacturers and retailers, 1861-1970

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“Meet me at Begg’s is a big enjoyable read”.  Manawatu Herald

Published by Ngaio Press, Wellington, this in-depth history examines the rise and fall of a fascinating business and its impact on the social history of New Zealand.  From piano manufacturing, music publishing, concert promotion and musical retailing through to gramophones and radios, Begg’s meant music to many generations of New Zealanders.

Available from all booksellers at NZ$49.95 or from the author.