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This is a second-hand soft-cover book. Inscribed and signed by the author.

Condition: The cover has light browning and discolouring, small creasing to 2 corners, and there is a bump to the top right corner of the spine. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 212 x 297 mm
Pages: 207
Publisher: Kamo Book Committee
Publication date: 1994 first edition


Kamo: The Story of a Village
Compiled by Diana Menefy


This book grew from a challenge to find the accurate dates of Kamo's early history for a supplement, Kamo Looking Back that I wrote for the Northern Advocate. I was hooked by the research involved and my curiosity led me to look deeper. While many questions were answered, others were left with that interminable why, what happened? This is not a complete record, but it will provide others with a base from which they can work.

Wherever possible I have used the original writings of the people concerned, the style and language of the times being more graphic than any modern interpretation. In some cases the authors were writing to close friends and family. Their spelling and punctuation are both idiosyncratic and inconsistent, as is their use of capital letters. In the interests of historical accuracy I have not tampered with the scripts.

Where local versions of events differ from the facts uncovered, they should be considered part of the broader picture of oral history. Statements, dates and names contained in the book have been researched to the best of my ability. While some chapters end in relatively modern times, the general setting of the book is in the early days - it's the story of the village as it grew.


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