Review – Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit – Helen Martin

Theresa Sjoquist

  Published in the Helensville Community News – Issue 108 – November 2018 Helensville has many artists, as we see by the fabulous variety of work on display each year during Labour Weekend’s Arts in the Ville. Ask any of them about the source of their inspiration and one thing they’ll talk about is the […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM

Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Theresa Sjoquist (David Ling, 2011)

Beginning in August 2007, I started research for the biography, Yvonne Rust – Maverick Spirit. The completed work included the location and interview of 400 people, approximately 80 of them in depth. Yvonne’s great grandfather, John Stewart Rust, arrived in Whangarei when thirty-six houses constituted the township.  His son, Gordon, Yvonne’s father, was a native schools headmaster. In 1928, when Yvonne was six, he […]