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Richmond Library: Book Launch – It Doesn’t Take a War

Thursday 29th August 2019

Stoke resident Elizabeth Coleman has lived her life affected by the Hyde Railway Crash of 1943.
The crash occurred in the Maniototo during World War II, a time when New Zealanders were already on edge and experiencing loss and traumatic change.

Leading to the deaths of 21 people, including Elizabeth’s father and eldest brother, the Hyde Railway Crash has affected Elizabeth throughout her life.

Now, at the age of 80, Elizabeth has written a book recognising that recovering from the effects of loss can be a gift, and can lead to resilience and strength of character.

Join us in launching Elizabeth’s book, It Doesn’t Take a War: A Life Forever Changed by the Hyde Railway Crash at Richmond Library.

Free. All welcome. Cash book sale available for $20 (usually $30).



August 29




Richmond & surrounds


Richmond Library
280 Queen Street, Private Bag 3, Richmond 7050

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Ph. 03 543 8500

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