Dot Hamilton

Farmer, family man, gold fossicker, hunter, historian, shearer, bugler and, above all, a character. On the eve of his 90th birthday, lifelong Queenstowner Alan ‘Hammy’ Hamilton talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his life and times One of Queenstown’s longest-lived locals and...

Book leaps into past

Veteran Wakatipu farmer and amateur historian Alan 'Hammy' Hamilton tackles a forgotten slice of Arrowtown history for his sixth book. The 86-year-old says he wrote Bringing Arrowtown Alive: Ice Skating in the 1950s and 60s after a local woman raved about...
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