South WellingtonStories from the Past

When one reads this book, there are many factors one must keep in mind. Who recorded the past events? Was it someone who was present at the time? Was it someone who remembered stories that their ancestors told them?

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When one reads this book, there are many factors one must keep in mind. Who recorded the past events? Was it someone who was present at the time? Was it someone who remembered stories that their ancestors told them? Was it someone who had read previous earlier histories or accounts and brought parts of it into their retelling of events? Were the stories coloured by the biases that the writer or speaker may have had? Did the writer put a certain slant on the events to suit some nefarious purpose? How does the memory of someone who was born here ninety years ago and has lived in the area much of their life compare to that of someone born here sixty years ago and who moved away? What really happens to memory as one ages? Memory can be very selective and it can embellish the stories. Why does some little incident that occurred seventy years ago remain with you and some much larger event is forgotten?