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Historic Sheep Stations Of New Zealand

Historic Sheep Stations Of New Zealand
 

A glorious new edition of Colin Wheeler's seminal books on the historic sheep stations of New Zealand

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ISBN 9781775541325
Barcode 9781775541325
Published 22 October 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wheeler, Colin
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ISBN-13 9781775541325
ISBN-10 1775541320
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 22 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wheeler, Colin
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Animal Husbandry
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 286
Dimensions Width: 256mm
Height: 335mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 2,040g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 636.3010993
Catalogue Code 930939

Description of this Book

A glorious new edition of Colin Wheeler's seminal books on the historic sheep stations of New Zealand Between 1967 And 1970 Colin Wheeler visited 60 of New Zealand's historic sheep stations across the North and South Islands. Travelling thousands of kilometres with his wife Phyllis, the pair went to places rarely seen by the outside world. It was a time when sheep farming was still the most important agricultural industry in New Zealand, yet the stations remained some of the most isolated communities the world over. Wheeler spent month after month drawing, painting and writing about what he saw and the back-country people he met: the interiors of old cottages, blacksmith's shops, rabbiting huts, sod-walled school houses, grand homesteads; bailing hooks, sack needles, hand sheers, wool wagons; shepherds; musterers and cooks. They travelled beyond swift and treacherous rivers, hard against the main divide; stood for days in deep snow, sat in heavy frost, were hampered by sea-mist, heavy dues, hoar frosts and fierce nor'westers. Historic Sheep Stations of New Zealand is a remarkable survey of our heartland. It is a national treasure - a must-have for every Kiwi home.

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