Silent Sunday: Mount Taranaki (formerly Mount Egmont)

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Silent Sunday: Mount Taranaki (formerly Mount Egmont)

  1. My mother comes from Taranaki and I have never been able to get a good photo of Mount Egmont as I have always called it. There was always clouds covering it when I happened to have a camera on me. Lovely photo.

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Why the name change? Impressive mountain! Reminds me of Mount Rainier in its hulking shape that dominates the skyline.

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    • It certainly dominates. New Zealand has a policy of two naming everything. Most things were given an English name when the country was settled by Europeans but the original Maori name is now being reattached to these with both names retaining legal status. The majority are probably now better known by the young by the Maori name but it is difficult to unlearn names you learnt as a child.


  3. M-R says:

    Bare. Symmetrical. Not in the rule of thirds. Who cares ? 🙂

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  4. Norah says:

    I love the hazy purple-ness.

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