Entries by Ric Carlyon

Tragedy and Murder-Mystery at Runanga, 1917

This story of murder and theft involves the innocent occupants of a motor-car as the victims. They were travelling in the course of their employment in a vehicle singled out by a ruthless, armed, highwayman on a lonely stretch of  road  on New Zealand’s West Coast with just one plan – to get rich quick. […]

Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Visit to Auckland

My late father always reckoned that “Queen Elizabeth” made a secret visit to Auckland. He was adamant about this. By chance, when researching wartime shipping events in Auckland, I came across the truth.  The Claim Our family was privileged to spend summer holidays on Rangitoto Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. My father, a member of […]