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JIM HENDERSON: OPEN COUNTRY People & places out of town
Men perched on a sheep yard rail in the sun, smoking. Countrywomen, chatting informally after a meeting of the Women's Division. Kids running barefoot, chasing the cows up to the milking shed. An old man and his dog...These are the voices you hear in this book.

In February 1961 Jim Henderson launched a radio programme called Open Country, and for four years it has been bringing the New Zealand countryside and its life right into New Zealand's suburban houses. Its as sweet as gorse flowers, as pungent as manuka smoke.

Here are the memories of New Zealanders who write simply and for the fun of it, not for fees and rewards. They look back on the days they remember: the family comedies, the local eccentrics, the taste of butter fresh from the hand-churn; the horses and the hot shingle and the deep bush; the hard times of the Depression, and the careless joys of New Zealand childhood...

Good condition hardback with dust jacket, 1973
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