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This is an auction for SHREK: THE STORY OF A KIWI ICON, by John Perriam.

Photographs by Stephen Jaquiery.

"Found in 2004 hiding out in a distant cave high up the back of Bendigo Station, a hermit woolly quickly found fame and attention on the local and world stage through a rather unusual set of events. Woolblind and suffering under the weight of his massive fleece, he was taken down to the homestead where some local teens nicknamed him Shrek because he looked like an ogre. A local photographer's great shot of him made the front page of the Otago Daily Times and from there every media outlet in the country, and then the world, wanted to know about this hermit merino, who had evaded mustering for five years. Shrek became an important fundraiser for Cure Kids, attending events the length of the country - even travelling by helicopter to an iceberg floating near the south coast of New Zealand.Shrek's strong personality has meant that he's a favourite with children and adults alike. This book tells his story and it's handsomely illustrated with many excellent photographs. It's a classic Kiwi story."

From Wikipedia:

"Shrek (1994–2011) was a Merino wether (castrated male sheep) belonging to Bendigo Station, a sheep station near Tarras, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004, after he avoided being caught and shorn for six years. Merinos are normally shorn annually, but Shrek apparently hid in caves, avoiding muster. After finally being caught on 15 April 2004, his shearing was broadcast on national television in New Zealand..."

Large format paperback 2010.

255 pages.

Superb colour photos throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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