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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has surface rubbing, creasing to the top edge, and light age spotting. There is light age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover, to the first and last page, and to the edges of the compressed pages. There is large light to medium coloured age spotting to the photo pages, and to the pages on either side (doesn’t affect the visibility of text or photos). The rest of the pages are clean and bright. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 145 x 224 mm
Pages: 130
Publisher: A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd.
Publication date: 1975 first edition


Eight Daughters, Three Sons: Glenaray, Southland
By Barbara Harper

Twenty two year old George Pinckney of Wiltshire landed in New Zealand in 1885, fired with ambition to become a successful sheepfarmer. How well he succeeded in this is demonstrated by his great Southland station Glenaray (pronounced Glenairy), whose 150,000 acres - half of which consist of hard high country - are still farmed today by his descendants.

In 1893 Pinckney married Edith Tripp of Orari Gorge station, and the size of their family gives the title of this book. It was a perfectly-matched union and a consistently happy one until 1948, during which year both partners died.

Barbara Harper, whose earlier books have established her as a notable chronicler of country life in bygone days, tells the Glenaray story with characteristic warmth and insight, helped in her task by Pinckney family memories, archives and photographs. The result is a splendid book, which is as "Southland" as the great high-country station of Glenaray itself.


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