Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thames Historian - TOSS HAMMOND

A new article on the The Treasury JOURNAL is about Mr W G Hammond MBE (1869-1967), known as Toss Hammond.  A wellknown and respected historian of his time who had a wealth of information on history of the whole Coromandel Peninsula as well as a prolific collector of artefacts.

The journal has a copy of an article that Toss wrote on his life as a boy on the goldfields, which was printed in a School Journal in 1966.

The Treasury also has a collection of Mr Hammond's manuscripts as well as several Oral recordings on CD. These can be listened to at The Treasury and maybe purchased if required.

Other manuscripts by Mr Hammond are to be found at the Auckland Museum, information on these can be found via their catalogue. Search as: Thomas William George Howard HAMMOND for best results.