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Motueka Library Te Noninga Kumu: Pene Greet and Avis-Ann Ballard Book Launch - “May the Cane Prosper”

Thursday 14th December 2023

Inherited family photographs are signposts from which Pene and Avis-Ann unfold stories of grit, determination, tragedy, and prosperity.

“May The Cane Prosper” begins with impoverished German villagers within the Schilling and Backhaus families during the 1890s. These German migrants became tenant farmers of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company at Mundoo, in the Innisfail district.

Their journey to prosperity, through two World Wars, is an absorbing read of the European immigrant patchwork that is Queensland today.

Books will be available to purchase: $40.00 each.

Free to attend and all are welcome.

Family Friendly Free Alcohol Free


December 14, 2023


2.00pm - 3.00pm


Mapua / Moutere / Motueka


Motueka Public Library
32 Wallace Street, Motueka 7143
Te Noninga Kumu

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Ph. 03 528 1047

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