the Ballad of William Knife Music video from the album 'South Island Sessions', set in 19th century New Zealand with an ecological theme.  'The Ballad of William Knife' was the name of the show we took to the Dunedin Fringe Festival in 2006. See also the videos for 'Bandit Joe on a Scraded Gat' and 'BFD' 1861 revisited - … Continue reading the Ballad of William Knife

South Island Sessions 1861 revisited - my first pakeha (European) Edwards ancestors, Totara Jack and Mary, arrived in the South Island of New Zealand on board the Olympus and settled in Nelson. When I lived nearby a century and a half later, I found the address where they'd lived, just below a spot on a hill that … Continue reading South Island Sessions