Ruth Entwistle Low is a Timaru-based freelance oral historian and writer.
Following the completion of her Master’s in History from Massey University, Ruth set about recording life histories, researching and conducting projects funded by the Oral History Awards administered by Manatu Taonga | Ministry for Culture & Heritage, as well as completing projects for the South Canterbury Museum.
Although a townie by birth, Ruth has always had a fascination with farming, which perhaps naturally led her to seek the voices of those who work in the industry.
Her latest book is The Shearers: New Zealand Legends. Her first, the bestselling On the Hoof: The Untold Story of Drovers in New Zealand, was published by Penguin in 2014.