'New Zealand Odyssey', published in 1989 by Heinemann, was authored by me, Don Donovan (who did the text and illustrations) and Euan Sarginson, who did the photography and design. In this series of blog posts, I will publish some of my drawings.
There's a magical road that runs inland from Stratford to Taumarunui via Whangamomona; well, it was magical in 1987, I don't know about now. Anyway, on that road is a little settlement called Douglas which is vaguely famous because of the remains of an old brick kiln that opened in 1920-ish and closed in 1981.
The only building of note was this boarding house which stood, lonely, offering its treasures to the empty air. It might still be there, I only travelled that road a few times and that was many years ago.
© DON DONOVAN