Memorabilia - Stone Family; 19-158


Memorabilia - Stone Family

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Henry Osborne Stone, known as H.O.Stone, was an accomplished writer.
He entered the Navy and served in WW1. After the war he worked in the timber milling industry around Northland. He was a respected writer of poetry and short stories with the subject matter being the New Zealand bushland and sea.

The Museum holds an original 'Seaspray' magazine, dated October 1948. Vol 3 No. 11
There is an article on page 14 with title "The Late H.O.Stone" written by Ronald Carter which describes Henry's life story.
There are also original newspaper clippings of poetry written by H.O Stone who wrote under the pseudo-name of "The Saw Doctor"
The titles are....The Last Kauri, Timber Workers Litany, Crazy Jack, A Prayer, The Stumps (1942)
There is also a clipping of an article tilted "A loss of a friend". The Saw Doctor penned a tribute to Michael Joseph Savage, once Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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