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See galleries below for the launch of Pip’s latest book, Song for Rosaleen, Pip and Pat’s life in Timor-Leste, and the parliamentary launch of Pip’s second book, The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Talk about Korea.

Song for Rosaleen

Song for Rosaleen was launched at Unity Books in Wellington in April 2018 in front of a big crowd of family and friends, and at Hastings Library a week later.

Life in Timor-Leste

Read about our Timor experience in our blog Dili Dally. We returned home to New Zealand in April 2015 after two years on a VSA assignment mentoring Timorese in communications skills and teaching creative writing  (click on the photos to enlarge and for captions).

Korean War book launch

Pip’s book, The War That Never Ended, was launched at Parliament on 5 March 2013. Veterans Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse, Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief historian Neill Atkinson and Pip addressed a large gathering of Korean War veterans and their families, RSA members and Defence Force personnel (click on the photos to enlarge).