A man of many words – Maurice Hallam

Recently the Tasman Peninsula lost one of its much loved and respected stalwarts, Maurice Stanley Hallam – was a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather; public servant, wannabe journalist, soldier, farmer, historian and wordsmith. Maurice pasted away on unexpectedly on 21st February 2013 at 9.50PM.

Celebration” is the true and correct word to describe Maurice’s life, as he was extremely lucky to survive his first few minutes in the world after being entangled in his umbilical cord, let alone his almost 88 years.

Maurice was the first child of Herbert Stanley and Gladys Irene Hallam, born 22 June 1925 at ‘Carolside’ in New Town and grew up in Main Road Montrose, just a stone’s throw away from what was to later become the marital home of Maurice and Dorothy in Ruthwell Street.

Read more …Tasman Gazette

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