Probably our most famous inventor, Bill Hamilton of the Hamilton Jet-boat fame relied in many important ways on his wife Peggy who moved to their MacKenzie Country station from a rather wealthy life in England.
Bill Hamilton invented and developed an amazing array of gear besides the Jet-boat including a whole bunch of innovating construction equipment and his business still thrives to this day.
Gerard Hindmarsh is an author and historian with a passion for the unique New Zealander who takes a path less travelled.
Listen to the full audio with Gerard Hindmarsh above.
Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill, 8pm - midnight Saturdays and Sundays, on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the Rova app on Android and iPhone.