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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has light to medium creasing. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 194 x 251 mm
Pages: 299
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 2014 first edition


Heart of the MacKenzie: The Glenmore Station Story
By Matt Philp

The gripping story of an iconic New Zealand high country sheep station in the heart of the South Island's MacKenzie Country. There are two ways into the MacKenzie Country: via Fairlie and Burke's Pass or over the Lindis. Whichever way you drive, when you enter the MacKenzie you know you are somewhere very different and very special. It's a huge basin surrounded by sere hills, it's dry as a bone, and it feels somehow ancient. The sky is a wide blue dome. In spring lupins blaze in the roadside ditches. In winter those hills are dusted with snow. It feels as timeless and untouched as the Maniototo, and as empty.

This is where James Mackenzie filched his sheep from the squattocrats, stealing through the night with his clever dog. This is where the night sky is so dark that it's now protected under world heritage status. This is where battles have been fought over irrigation and water rights. This is where, on Glenmore Station, which runs up one side of Lake Tekapo all the way to the boundary with Mount Cook National Park, the Murrays have farmed for five generations. Third-generation Glenmore runholders Jim and Anne Murray have recently retired from the station, and their son Will and his wife Emma how run the property. Theirs in an amazing station, set in tough country, and the story of Glenmore epitomises New Zealand's high country spirit.


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