Entries by Ric Carlyon

The Comedy of a Cold Case

Police arrested a man in Wellington in 1900 for a cold case, a murder-arson which had taken place 8 years before in England. The arrest was the start of an amazing saga of indecision, inconclusive statements and mistakes, all surrounding the true identity of the man in custody headed towards extradition to England – and […]

My Central Otago Connections

It’s more than 60 years since I made the first of many visits to Central Otago. That was in December 1955 and the trip from Auckland in those days took two solid days. With today’s jet services the trip to Queenstown takes  just 2 hours! I was 10 years old at the time of that […]