Story: The New Zealanders

Extract from Me and Gus

Extract from Me and Gus

During the interwar years writers started to explore the distinctive life and language of New Zealanders. One was the Taranaki writer Frank Anthony, who here tells an amusing tale of ‘baching’ with his mate, Gus. The sketch by Nevile Lodge is from a 1951 edition of Me and Gus.

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Reference: Frank S. Anthony, Me and Gus. Auckland: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1951.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - ‘Where Britain goes, we go’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015