Author(s): Felicity Campbell
Dop December 2008, Auckland 236pp 170mmx240mm softcover This recreates the events and causes leading up to the Bennier tragedy of 1917 - the murder of Ethell Bennier in Wanganui. In doing this Campbell recreates the day-to-day existence and living conditions of poor rural workers of the early 20th century in New Zeaaland, especially of married women with children.
Felicity graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Music and had an early career as a secondary school music teacher in Hawkes Bay and Wanganui; she has a postgraduate Diploma in Rural Studies from Massey and a strong interest in writing and local history. She has enjoyed a lifelong interest in horseriding and her main hobby is pony driving.