I am Alison Sutherland, nee Hartley, the author of No Ordinary Goat. I studied education at Victoria University, Wellington. Training as a secondary school teacher, I taught at various schools in the Wellington to Wairarapa region, ranging from a private girls’ college to a residential school for young offenders.
Seeing a connection between youth offending and school behavioural issues, I gained a PhD in 2006 focusing on the school experience of young offenders. I now live on a small farm in Masterton which is where I found my interest
in the Arapawa Goat.
Donald James Beswick
I am Donald Beswick, the author of Testing Germ Warfare Agents in New Zealand. In 1987-88 I was one of five staff members who contracted a painful incapacitating illness later known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Working with me at the time were two staff members from Medical Electronics; a charge orderly, a nurse manager, and a medical librarian.
Our research uncovered no evidence of a hospital acquired infection.This experience led me to my investigation of germ warfare experimentation, as has been documented in other countries.