High-country sheep station history
Early NZ settlement history
Two children who grew up on a 48,000 ha high-country sheep station, close to the Clarence River in North Canterbury, talk of the leisurely and quaint up-bringing they enjoyed mixed with Sunday evenings ending in hymn singing around the piano, hardship and hard work. They talked of the history of their tightly constructed community comprising station hands, shepherds, aunts and governesses, a cook and nurse as well as the near death experiences of crossing a river which dominated their lives.
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