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Maurice Gee leaves lasting impression on west

Maurice Gee leaves lasting impression on west

The author of the book that shaped the Going West Books and Writers’ Festival Maurice Gee, will be honoured at this year’s 10th annual festival.

After reading passages from his iconic work Going West at the Steam Train literary day out on September 25, there will; be an “unveiling” ceremomy at Mr Gee will be presented with a granite slab etched with his handprint.

Mr Gee’s reading will take place at The New Lynn Community Centre.

His slab and bronze plaque will be stored before being placed alongside other recipients of the Walkway of Fame at the new Civic Centre when it opens in June 2006.

Past recipients, who include rugby legend Michael Jones, author Maurice Shadbolt and world champion athlete Beatrice Faumuina, come from a cross section of the arts, sport, politics, Maoridom and the community.
Inductees must be nationally or internationally recognised and have been born, lived, or have worked in the Waitakere area.

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