Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Southern historian John Hall-Jones dies

MICHAEL FALLOW - The Southland Times

John Hall-Jones

Pre-eminent southern historian John Hall-Jones has died, aged 88.
The great-grandson of Invercargill's original surveyor John Turnbull Thomson, and son of historian Fred Hall-Jones, had every justification to title his autobiography, published just months ago, A Life of Adventures.

He retired at 60 as an ear nose and throat specialist based in Invercargill and became a historian whose intrepid ways earned him the nickname "Indiana".

READ MORE:  An 88-year-old Indiana Jones reflects

Thanks to historian/author Gavin McLean for bringing this to my notice.

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