Don Oakley, Eric Lee-Johnson and Maurice Shadbolt
Maurice Shadbolt filming a National Film Unit documentary about Opo, ‘the friendly dolphin’, at Opononi in 1956.
Maurice Shadbolt at play with Jenny Bojilova at Bistritsa, Bulgaria, in October 1957.
The Shadbolt family at Glen Eden, Auckland, January 1957, (from left) Vi, Julia, Frank, Maurice, Gill and Joe.
Maurice Shadbolt (third from left) and his wife Gill (second from left) in a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament March in London in 1958.
Maurice in his a-frame study at the Marua, 1960.
Brian Brake and Maurice on the road for national geographic, 1960.
Shadbolt (left) aboard the yacht Tamure with (clockwise from back left) Jim Sharp, Jack Harker and Jim Cottier before setting sail for Mururoa in 1972.
Maurice Shadbolt signing copies of his book Strangers and journeys for friends. Left to right: Annette Isbey, Eddie Isbey, Maurice, Karl Stead, Kay Stead, Keith Sinclair.
51 Victor Street, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
Maurice Shadbolt attended Avondale College.
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Maurice Shadbolt attended Auckland University College.
(A colorful and imaginative saga of pioneering New Zealand...)
A colorful and imaginative saga of pioneering New Zealand during the nineteenth century describes the unusual lives of the three Lovelock brothers, the courageous visionary Herman, wretched Richard, and poetic James.
(Based on diary entries of New Zealand soldiers sent to fi...)
Based on diary entries of New Zealand soldiers sent to fight the long and futile battle of Gallipoli in 1915, during which nearly 3,000 of them died, this is an account of that tragic campaign, charting the suffering and disillusionment of those who arrived as innocent and loyal sons of the Empire.
(Based on fact, this tells of Kimball Bent, a Yankee who b...)
Based on fact, this tells of Kimball Bent, a Yankee who blundered into the British army in the mid-19th century and was sent to fight in New Zealand. He deserted across battle lines to the Maori side in possibly the most ferocious colonial war ever fought.
(This is the third book in Shadbolt's "Maori Trilogy", and...)
This is the third book in Shadbolt's "Maori Trilogy", and is set in the 1840s when New Zealand was annexed by Queen Victoria. It combines historical detective work with humor and a host of eccentric characters.
As a child, Maurice Shadbolt studied at Te Kuiti High School. After that, he attended Avondale College and Auckland University College.
Maurice Shadbolt was capped an Honorary Doctor of Literature by the University of Auckland in 1997.
Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt began his career as a journalist for various New Zealand publications in 1952-1954. He worked for a time for the Taranaki Daily News and as a director and scriptwriter of documentaries for the New Zealand National Film Unit from 1954 to 1957.
In 1957 Maurice Francis decided to become a full-time writer. He spent some peripatetic years traveling to such places as Australia, Russia, Bulgaria, and China, before moving to England, where he published his short-story collection "The New Zealanders" in 1959.
Moving back to his homeland, Shadbolt continued to write fiction while supplementing his income with nonfiction works, such as the co-written "New Zealand: Gift of the Sea" in 1963. With his first novel "Among the Cinders" that was written in 1965, Shadbolt began to build a reputation as an author of historical fiction that combined descriptions of stunning New Zealand scenery with a mix of reality and mythology.
Among his most notable books are "The Lovelock Version" that was published in 1980, and the trilogy of novels about the wars between natives and British colonizers, including "Season of the Jew" in 1987, "Monday's Warriors" in 1990, and "House of Strife" in 1993.
Toward the end of his life, Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt completed three autobiographical works "One of Ben's: A New Zealand Medley" in 1993, "Dove on the Waters" in 1996, and "From the Edge of the Sky" in 1999.
(Based on diary entries of New Zealand soldiers sent to fi...)1988
(A colorful and imaginative saga of pioneering New Zealand...)1980
(Based on fact, this tells of Kimball Bent, a Yankee who b...)1990
(This is the third book in Shadbolt's "Maori Trilogy", and...)1993
Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt was married four times. His first marriage was with Gillian Eve Muriel Heming. They were married for 15 years and had four children together, Sean, Brendan, and twins Tui and Daniel. In 1971 he married Barbara Magner. They had a daughter, Brigid. He also was married to Bridget Armstrong and Elspeth Sandys, but both marriages ended in divorce.