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  • Nicole Ellwood

Rotten Row and Other Stories


Janet Abbott spoke at the Christchurch Art Gallery last weekend about the baches at Taylors Mistake and surrounding bays. I was transported back to a time when life was simple, and fish were plentiful. Janet's family bach 'Rosy Morn' is a sweet little dwelling we often lunch beside during our walks. Here are some of her stories I most enjoyed.

Early settlers were attracted to this area because of the abundance of fish and rabbits. Hobson's Bach was build in 1879 by John Hobson, an eager fisherman with 9 children (8 of them sons). The family would enjoy a days f