"Ian Dougherty is a Dunedin-based journalist and writer. He was born and educated in the southern city and has an M.A. in history from Otago University. After studying journalism at Canterbury University, he worked as a print and broadcasting journalist and journalism tutor, and as an historian with the Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs in Wellington. He is the author of 20 books on New Zealand history, biography, culture and society, including Heart Of Gold: The People And Places Of Otago, and Southern Sting: The Team That Inspired A Region, both published by Exisle Publishing."