Chris Carrell


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Otago Southland

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Dunedin

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Harvest

Harvest is a social history which chronicles changes in attitudes and issues in New Zealand from 1930 to the late 1970s. It explores the struggle between tradition and change. Rose McLeod represents a largely ignored demographic of women who shaped the character of their families, women who influenced the culture and political attitudes of New Zealand society during the second world war, the baby-boomer years and into the seventies. Set in rural NZ, Rose’s story is one of the Napier earthquake, of a war-time Wellington university education, and a soldier whose love takes her south to a struggling farm. It’s a story which taps into our collective identity, both rural and urban.