He has been a JP for 30 years, he and Alana have five grandchildren from their children Lea and Christopher and he is very thankful that Alana has remained patient for 53 years
Keith Williamson was born in Dunedin and still views the world in a slightly blue and gold hue. After leaving King’s High school he joined what was The State Advances Corporation but even though he gained rapid promotion he knew it wasn’t what he wanted to pursue. A career in teaching beckoned and he thrived in it. Young New Zealanders in many areas were influenced by Keith in places like Invercargill, Fairlie, Amberley, Mimihau near Wyndham and Kenmure Intermediate School in Dunedin. Most of these youngsters emerged unscathed and only a few were left permanently mentally scarred!
In 1985 Keith and his wife Alana moved to the Nelson area where Keith was principal for nearly 20 years at Clifton Terrace School in Nelson. It was a position he absolutely loved and it’s where he ended his teaching career having been a principal for 34 years.
Keith is a sports lover and he was a well respected rugby coach at Otago University and later for the Nelson Bays representative side. The odd All Black came under Keith’s influence. He began his association with bowls in 1980 and has been active “on-and-offff” since then as the mood and other commitments have dictated.