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A River Rules My Life

By Mona Anderson | Hardback | 1 Review(s)

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The original and all-time classic of high-country station life in New Zealand Mount Algidus, the author's home, was one of the great high-country sheep stations of Canterbury, New Zealand. It occupied a mountain range between two ice rivers and lay in the very shadow of the Southern Alps. Published... read more

Format
Hardback
Release Date
18 Sep 2017
Author(s)
Mona Anderson
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
ISBN-13
9781775541141
Dimensions
165mm x 245mm x 25mm
Format
Hardback
Release Date
18 Sep 2017
Author(s)
Mona Anderson
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
ISBN-13
9781775541141
Dimensions
165mm x 245mm x 25mm

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04 Oct 2017

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River Rules My Life

This book is a personal one for me. When I came from Australia 24 years ago to call New Zealand home, this was the first book I read. From someone who was a ‘city-girl’, this book captured my imagination and gave me a keen insight into the pioneering spirit and resilience of New Zealand women. A River Rules My life is a New Zealand classic and is back in print in a beautiful hardback gift edition. Set in the South Island on Mount Algidus Station, Mona Anderson tells of her life adapting to high mountain country station life in the 1950s and early 1960s. It was the first time this unique lifestyle was documented from the woman’s perspective. The river did rule their life and the crossings had to be negotiated on horseback. None of the modern conveniences of today, Mona became innovative and planning was key to success as they tamed the wild high country in amongst the snow and tussocks. Above all, Mona needed courage and steely determination. This book is one to revisit and I highly recommend this for young adults too as it captures the essence of New Zealand rural life.

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