Geoffrey William Hitchcock

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Geoffrey William Hitchcock, (1916-2004) was an electrical engineer, author and playwright.

Born Geoffrey Hitchcock in Johannesburg in 1916, he matriculated at Parktown Boys High and graduated from Wits with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. After a year in Rugby England, working for British Thompson Heuston, he returned to South Africa in 1939 to work at the Johannesburg Power Station. During the war he was a Lieutenant in the South African Corps of Signals. After the war he and his wife Marion settled in Ceres.

In 1969 Geoff and Marion and their two children immigrated to New Zealand. He died in New Zealand on the 6th April 2004 at the age of 88.

Geoff s hobby was writing. He had 100 poems published as well as nine stories in the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. His stories were read on radio and his plays were produced and won him national recognition in New Zealand.