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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 5, November 1971

Courage and Camp Ovens

Courage and Camp Ovens —Five Generations at Golden Bay.
Enga Washbourn (1970), 21 chapters, many illustrations and sketches (by the author), maps, bibliography. 223 pages. (A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington).

which appeared last year after the previous issue of this Journal had been published, but has since been fully and well reviewed in the press.

This unusual book describes the adventures of two interesting and closely linked families—the Washbourns and Caldwells—and other settlers in the Massacre (now Golden) Bay area in the 1850's.

The ups-and-downs and later careers of these versatile and high-spirited people and their descendants are recorded in this local history, making interesting and pleasurable reading.