LES BROWN's story
This account has been adapted from "Browns of Kyeburn Peninsula" by Wally Brown - to whom many thanks
They had three boys of their own, one of whom, Raymond, fell through the ice of a pond and drowned, and they looked after three welfare children as well for several years and to help make ends meet Elvie had a telephone bureau in thir house opposite the cemetery at Kyeburn Diggings -she took over from the same Bobbie Young who had the telephone when Allan phoned for help for his father. She had a large vegetable garden between the cemetery and McCready's where she grew vegetables which supplemented their income, usually on a barter basis, and worked as well in several post offices.
Both of them were active in sports ; Les was president of Naseby Bowls Club, and played for the Kiwi Curlers, while Elvie was an accomplished hockey player, although as time progressed she took up golf.