‘A wide valley swept away from them westwards ... and the slopes of great mountains swung up on either side of it, broken by black bluffs or the gentler plains of terraces that might have been humanly carved.’
This is the sight that greets David and Agnes Stronach as they breast the ridge and look down at their new home in the remote high country of the Southern Alps. It is 1863 and they are the first to settle this land. These Scottish highlanders have the strength, courage and sheer stubbornness to mould a harsh and treeless land into a successful sheep station. But the mountains exact their vengeance. Stations is a powerful novel of 19th century high country pioneering in New Zealand.
Hardback: 216 pages. Publisher: Collins 1979.
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