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Courtney & Lewis By Preller Geldenhuys
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Courtney Jelley is the writer's first grandchild. She sent me the write-up of Lewis Chellew’s grandmothers' compilation of “this is your life” of H. J. (John) Chellew Lewis attended... More > Waitaki Boys’ High School, Oamaru, NZ; then Otagu Polytechnic, Dunedin, NZ. Courtney met Lewis in 2013 while serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a medic. Lewis was serving as a Medic in the NZ Army from August 2012 to January 2014, in Palmeston North. Having completed their courses, both decided to leave the military and pursue careers in the civilian sector. Courtney embarked on an optical dispensing career while Lewis found his fortune in concrete construction. It did not take them long to enter the housing market. An opportunity during October 2017 meant that Courtney could walk in New Zealander Edmund Hillary's footsteps in the Himalayas. She had just returned from her Nepal adventure as this book neared publication.< Less
World War Two Diaries of Preller Geldenhuys By Preller Geldenhuys
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Abram Carl Frederik Preller Geldenhuys qualified for his South African Air Force 'Wings'in March 1941. With only twenty flying hours post wings, Preller Geldenhuys was dispatched to join No 3 Fighter... More > Squadron to East Africa. Once the Italians were defeated at Gondar, ACFP Geldenhuys recovered to South Africa to patrol the coasts for German and Japanese submarines that threatened the shipping lanes.< Less
The Dash Between Life and Death By Preller Geldenhuys
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THE EBOOK EDITION The DASH between Life and Death is my account of a heart attack experienced mid-March 2017. It is my personal account of a near death experience in my 74th year on God’s... More > earth. By the grace of God, modern technology and current practices have extended my “DASH” well beyond my anticipated ‘sell-by-date’ – thanks to family, friends and Elim Church goers. The account covers the 40-days hospitalization at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton – probably the best Cardiac Care facility in the whole of New Zealand. The actual open heart surgical procedure was called off four times, adding much anxiety and frustration for family and friends alike. However, all turned out well as each step in the process reached its correct conclusion. Thank you, Lord, for permitting me to now experience much more sunsets and sunrises on your creations.< Less
Rhodesian Air Force; With Air Strikes By Preller Geldenhuys
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This is a revised, comprehensive account of the Rhodesian Air Force role in the 1965 - 1980 war. The work includes one of the most detailed summaries of Rhodesian Security Forces operations. It... More > serves as a work of reference for those interested in Southern African conflicts and military operations. There are numerous photographs that illustrate the text and maps showing where some of the more significant air strikes were carried out in Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.< Less
Thornhill High School By Preller Geldenhuys
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REVISED FOURTH EDITION (Full Colour) Thornhill High School, Gweru, Zimbabwe, was founded in 1955 at an Air Force Base. The school relocated to new premises where traditions developed with time.... More > Ex-pupils of this fine school adopted the habit of arranging periodic re-unions world-wide - normally in Zimbabwe itself but also the Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom, where like-minded individuals created and renew friendships. 2015 is the 60th year since its founding, and once again various re-unions were held to commemorate this significant mile-stone in the history of Thornhill High School. More pages have been added since the Third Edition was published in November 2015 - after the BIG Harare (Zimbabwe) and Paeroa (New Zealand) reunions were held in October 2015. Old, long lost friends, have been found and re-united - as if it was only yesterday when Thornhillians went their separate ways. This record, by past pupils, for past pupils, celebrates these historical events.< Less
Thornhill 2015 Magazine By Preller Geldenhuys
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NEW Revised and improved FOURTH EDITION, Even much bigger and better than the previous editions!! Thornhill High School, Gweru, Zimbabwe, was founded in 1955 at a war-time Air Base. The school... More > relocated to new premises where traditions developed with time. Ex-pupils of this fine school have adopted the habit of arranging periodic re-unions world wide - normally in Zimbabwe itself but also the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, where like-minded individuals create and renew friendships. This particular year is the 60th since its founding, and once again various re-unions are being held to commemorate this significant mile stone in the history of Thornhill High School. More ex-pupils have been traced since first published. This record now has many more detailed photographic records of past events and pupils. Don't miss this History in the making. This record, by past pupils, for past pupils celebrates the event.< Less
William Paterson Jelley By Preller Geldenhuys
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Bill Jelley commanded No’s 2 and 4 Squadron, Royal Rhodesian Air Force, Thornhill, Gwelo. He commanded Flying Wing New Sarum, Salisbury, where No’s 3, 5, 7 and 8 Squadrons were based. He... More > ferried Provost aircraft from the United Kingdom to Rhodesia, attended Staff Course in South Africa and was decorated by the President of Rhodesia for Meritorious service to the Air Force. Bill served the Air Force, and his country, with distinction. He was an Officer and Gentleman in the true sense of the word.< Less
Thornhill 2015 Magazine By Preller Geldenhuys
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FOURTH REVISED EDITION Thornhill High School, Gweru, Zimbabwe, was founded in 1955 at a war-time Air Base. The school relocated to new premises where traditions developed with time. Ex-pupils of this... More > fine school have adopted the habit of arranging periodic re-unions world wide - normally in Zimbabwe itself but also the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa where like-minded individuals create and renew friendships. This particular year is the 60th since its founding, and once again various re-unions are being held to commemorate this significant mile stone in the history of Thornhill High School. The BIG Harare (Zimbabwe) and Paeroa (New Zealand) events are now part of Thornhill's history in the making. It seemed only like yesterday when old friendships were rekindled. This record is by past pupils, for past pupils,Celebrating its HISTORICAL Diamond Jubilee< Less
William Paterson Jelley By Preller Geldenhuys
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William Patterson Jelley -a True Officer and Gentleman. Military combat pilot who commanded several squadrons and the Flying Wing at one of the two main Air Force bases in the Country. Decorated by... More > the President of Rhodesia in recognition of his outstanding devotion and dedication to duty whilst Officer Commanding Flying Wing, New Sarum. Bill was thanked by the Commander of the Air Force for achieving the highest standard of proficiency and discipline in the Squadrons under his command. Bill Jelley remained in the aviation industry for a further twenty years as a commercial and corporate pilot. Bill traveled extensively and has lived in Rhodesia / Zimbabwe / South Africa / Canada and New Zealand. He was married to Margaret Jelley. They had two sons and two grandchildren. He leaves a rich heritage which will be treasured.< Less
Hauraki Christian Writers' Guild Anthology By Preller Geldenhuys
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This anthology has contributions from a group of people in the New Zealand Christian Writers’ Guild Hauraki Branch. I became obsessed with the desire to understand how we all experience... More > life’s journey in our own way and made it my business to try to enthuse my fellow writers. A collection of work as diverse as this can only accentuate the fact that we serve an AWESOME God. Unique as we are so unique is He. A very special thank you to our publisher Preller Geldenhuys who has helped drive this group to submit their work. To those who didn’t get to this in time, please don’t give up! We will be doing this again. Keep writing and keep investigating what lies within your heart. We all have stories to tell and families who will someday regret that they never heard them. This anthology is available in printed (plain and full colour) editions< Less