Commemorative book

Last updated 09:00 13/09/2012

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Order our special commemorative book.

To commemorate 150 years of The Southland Times we are publishing a 176-page full-colour book.

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Author and Southland Times senior writer Michael Fallow describes this new book as "a scamper through 15 decades to show at least a little of how The Southland Times has drawn from, and contributed to, the lives of its readers and the times in which they lived".

The book seeks to show how "attitudes of the day, and the personalities of the Times' own personnel, were reflected in the coverage of stories large and small. It features journalistic successes, failures and eccentricities," he says.

"It tells how the paper's owners and management, particularly three generations of the Gilmour family, steered a steady corporate course through good times and bad; how advertisers at times showed breathtaking cheek, and how a paper boy became a lifelong friend of Field Marshal Montgomery."

Priced at $25 for Southland Times subscribers, $30 for non subscribers, we are now taking orders. This is a limited print run so to avoid disappointment we recommend that you pre-order your copy. 

To order, send your name, delivery address, postcode, phone number to:

150 Year Book Orders
The Southland Times
PO Box 805
Invercargill 9840

Please state whether you are a subscriber and if so, include your account number.

Makes cheques payable to The Southland Times and if paying by credit card, print and fill in the form (at left, click to open larger version), email us your details or phone them in.

Contact Michelle Frisby via email or phone 03 211 1096.

Books will be available for collection from our offices or will be mailed out (at an additional cost of $4.50 per book) during the week commencing November 12, 2012.

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Overseas orders are welcome but postage and handling will be quoted on an individual basis.

- The Southland Times

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