August 4, 2012
Hamiltons of the World Website goes live.


August 3, 2012
Books are now on sale, click here to contact us regarding placing your order. If you want a sample preview, you can click on the 'Map' tab above and click on the location you are interested in to download a sample chapter.


The inspiration for a book about Hamiltons of the World came about because Hamilton East Rotary Club needed a major fundraiser and I felt there had to be a way of utilising the other Hamilton Rotary Clubs around the world, especially as Hamilton, New Zealand is about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its formation and current name.
When I first emailed seventeen clubs in ten Hamiltons how little I knew where the journey would take me.
Ultimately I located over one hundred and twenty Hamiltons on six continents and while some are simply listed at the end of each section I have managed, with the help largely of Rotary Clubs around the World, to include around eighty Hamiltons in the main text.
From the big cities such as Hamilton, Ontario to the small communities such as Hamilton, Virginia and from Hamilton, the capital city of Bermuda to the holiday idyll of Hamilton Island, Queensland we have included some marvellous images.
What a story Hamiltons of the World turned out to be!

The story has links with, in no particular order - The Chattanooga Choo Choo; A Dutch canal in Sri Lanka; The origins of the game of Cricket; Western Forts and Ghost Towns in the USA; A Mountain in Antarctica; A group of Korean Islands; The 1860 New Zealand Wars; A Bishop in the Czech Republic and many other interesting tales.
The book is a quality hard backed A4 production – 236 page, glossy, full colour.
The book would make a great Christmas gift for individuals or corporate gift for Hamilton Companies. It would also be ideal for Hotels, reception areas for lawyers, accountants etc.
All proceeds from this project will go to Rotary charities and I urge you to consider a purchase.

Tim Brooker