Helen Beaglehole

Helen Beaglehole is a Wellington historian who has spent over 40 years sailing and exploring in the Marlborough Sounds. Having written well reviewed books for children and young adults, she has since published well received histories: Lighting the Coast: A history of New Zealand’s lighthouse system, Always the Sound of the Sea: The daily lives of New Zealand’s lighthouse system and Fire in the Hills: A history of rural firefighting in New Zealand. She has also contributed to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and Te Ara, New Zealand’s online encyclopedia.