Farming history

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Arrowtowner Alma Stevenson (right) writes of her late husband and late father-in-law’s local farming exploits in her latest book,

Waggoner Jack and Us, launched last Sunday. Her father-in-law Jack Stevenson and husband Noel were both born on the Crown Terrace, where Jack farmed – he also had farmland around Lake Hayes’ Walnut Cottage, which the family still owns.

Alma, 67, who’s also written three farm-related children’s books, will be signing her self-published tome at Arrowtown’s Lakes District Museum from 11am-2pm tomorrow – it retails for $25.