Riverside residents pose for the camera with a trailer full of apples from the community's orchard in 1962. The community was home to 12 families at the time, including founders Marion and Hubert Holdaway, seen leaning on the trailer at back right. Riverside sold honey, pears, plums and apples produced on the community's 215 hectares, and also ran sheep and cattle. The community was set up in 1941 at Lower Moutere by Christian pacifists, and in the 1960s religion was still a strong focus, with prayer meetings held each morning. Residents sometimes faced hostility from neighbours, especially during the Second World War, when Hubert Holdaway was expelled from the Motueka Fruitgrowers’ Association because of his pacifist beliefs.
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New Zealand Woman's Weekly
Reference: 9 July 1962, p. 37
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