Author(s): Audrey Adams
REPRINTED 2009 Through their letters to his native Shropshire in England between 1865 and 1902 Everard Upton and his wife, Eunice Adams, speak to us of the tribulations, but also of the pleasures, of life on remote country sheep stations in the early years of the European settlement of Canterbury. These letters vividly describe what it was like to live, work and raise children in the high country of Canterbury during the early years of settlement. They also tell the history of a marriage that had an ignominious end. Mr & Mrs U** is a virtual 'who's who' of Canterbury and with its detailed information and many illustrations, will appeal to family and social historians. 300 pages 240 x 170mm First published September 2007.
Audrey Adams is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and, although retired, still practises social work on a contractual basis. A descendant of Eunice Upton, she was born in Waimate and raised in Timaru. Her second cousin Mona Anderson (A River Rules My Life) encouraged and assisted during the long years of research and writing.