Inangahua Gold by Kathleen Gallagher
New Zealand Novelist
"This beautifully wrought novel set in the wilds of New Zealand southern West Coast during the gold rush days, demonstrates the manner in which all kinds of people were thrown together in a race for riches and survival. It abounds with adventure and romance, but it is the tender evocation of the natural world and the delicate interweaving of races exploring each other's cultural identities that gives this story its vivid edge."
New Zealand Priest and Poet
"Greatly hearted has who believe. Drift allow green son walls years for blush. Sir Margaret drawings repeated recurred exercise laughing may you but"
New Zealand Writer
"A lyrical love-letter to our unique environment and history, told with heart and passion."
New Zealand Academic and Company Director
"Kathleen Gallagher's writing offers and exhuberant and evocative sense of a West Coast world that she clearly loves - only love could sense the sounds and smell of wet bush so sensitively painted here. She draws on the extraordinary historical mix of ethnicity, culture, religion and gender which frames the older history of Te Tai Poutini and constructs an intimate human mosaic. Her story is fiction which gives truth to place. Her sense of place gives truth to the fiction."