Rhian Gallagher received a Canterbury Community Historian grant in 2007. Gallagher sets Adamson's photography in context, unraveling some of the complicated twists and turns of his story. Rhian Gallagher lived in London for 18 years and returned to New Zealand in 2005. Her first collection of poems, Salt Water Creek, was published in 2003 (Enitharmon Press). Gallagher received a Canterbury History Foundation Award in 2007 and the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award in 2008.