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    My father has published a book on NZ History

    My father, ex-Otago Daily Times editor Geoff Adams, has published a well-received book on NZ History. Specifically, Judge "Dudley" Ward and his 2 wives, the second being the famous poet Thorpe Talbot. I assisted in minor ways with research from the Australian end.

    Ward bought our family home, now owned by dad, for Talbot. I lived there for a fair few years.

    See http://www.geoffadams.co.nz/home
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    Was Thorpe one of the judge's "wives"? Did the other wife also get a house? I did not realise that they had same sex marriage back in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    Was Thorpe one of the judge's "wives"? Did the other wife also get a house? I did not realise that they had same sex marriage back in those days.
    Thorpe Talbot was a woman. I didn't know they were married. From Geoff's website it appears that he had a wife and Thorpe Talbot was a mistress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Thorpe Talbot was a woman. I didn't know they were married. From Geoff's website it appears that he had a wife and Thorpe Talbot was a mistress.
    Yes, Thorpe Talbot was first his mistress and then his second wife. Wrad himself was a larger than life figure. Not surprisingly, he had a reputation as a "ladies man".
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    Congratulations to Mr Geoff Adams! I am on the move now so I will buy the book when I visit NZ early next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Not surprisingly, he had a reputation as a "ladies man".
    The photo of Ward on the book cover practically screams "CHICK MAGNET!".
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