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Charlie Paterson

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Charlie Paterson was born 1966 to a farming family in Southland, New Zealand, being the youngest of 5 children. Although having no formal qualifications Charlie has worked in a variety of roles from being in the NZ Army to stoking coal fired boilers on a tourist steam ship in Queenstown, from managing seacage Salmon Farms at Stewart Island to running a charitable Outdoor Education Centre in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland and owning, operating his own motel. Most of his working and recreational life has been spent in some very remote wilderness locations that few people get to visit, until getting married to his lovely wife Bronny in 2009. They have since had two young children and now lives happily in the small city of Invercargill. “Out of the ...more

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Charlie Paterson Initially, it just stated out as journal to record life in the New Zealand wilderness and a way to fill in long rainy days, which Fiordland is famous…moreInitially, it just stated out as journal to record life in the New Zealand wilderness and a way to fill in long rainy days, which Fiordland is famous for. Then as my little solo venture in the rainforest became more challenging with each year passing year, it became a way to vent and express feelings and emotions, (both good and bad). It wasn't until I left the wilderness that my lovely wife encouraged me to publish the journal.(less)
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This book tells the experiences of Charlie Paterson who discovered that there were surveyed, legal titles that could be bought in Fiordland National Park, in the abandoned settlement of Jamestown Bay which was originally designed to connect the goldfields of Central Otago to Sydney. If the local body rates were not paid, the sections reverted to the Southland District Council.
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My lovely wife gave me Bear's book for a birthday present and I enjoyed the read. I especially like the way he introduces his faith into the telling of his story and the importance of faith (hope) when things and life get tough. Happily read more of ...more
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"A very interesting book showing the hard physical work and the way that the mind can play tricks on you particularly when working in a remote area and alone for much of the time. The frustrations mentioned in the book would be sufficient to make m..." Read more of this review »
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