Story: Cole Catley, Christine McKelvie

Christine Cole Catley and Frank Sargeson

Christine Cole Catley and Frank Sargeson

Christine Cole Catley and Frank Sargeson admire the tomato plants in Sargeson’s garden in Takapuna, Auckland, around 1950. Sargeson appointed Cole Catley the sole beneficiary of his estate, and she established the Frank Sargeson Trust to maintain his home as a museum and meeting place and to offer an annual residential fellowship to writers.

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Tim Shoebridge. 'Cole Catley, Christine McKelvie', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6c4/cole-catley-christine-mckelvie (accessed 21 February 2020)