Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Heather Maxwell (82) holds a copy of her 1980 book
Balclutha to Molyneux Bay
, which is to be reprinted as a
fundraiser for the southern neurosurgery campaign.
Now based in Christchurch, Mrs Maxwell lived in Dunedin until
2010, but spent most of her life in Clutha.
The book depicting and describing Clutha landmarks is to be
reprinted by Uniprint, in Dunedin, with a new foreword by the
82-year-old artist and writer. It will be available from
early next month.
Mrs Maxwell's 53-year-old son, Kelvin, was brain-damaged at
She was encouraged by Dunedin research into neurological
damage at birth, which was one of the many projects helped by
funding a permanent neurosurgeon base in Dunedin.
Chair of Neurosurgery project manager Irene Mosley said that
as a fellow Clutha local, she treasured Mrs Maxwell's book.
She believed there would be strong interest in the reprint.
Mrs Maxwell had "amazing energy" for her age, Mrs Mosley