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Author Riseborough, Hazel.

Title Ngamatea : the land and the people / Hazel Riseborough
Published Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2006


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 W'PONDS  636.3010993464 Ris/Ntl  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 304 pages, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Owhaoko -- 2. Fernie brothers and Roberts -- 3. Lawrence and Winnie -- 4. The muster -- 5. Incidents and accidents -- 6. Jack and Timahanga -- 7. The development years -- 8. Cooks, cops and other characters -- 9. Margaret -- 10. The Ngamatea family
Summary "Ngamatea is a name which evokes visions of the high-country of the central North Island where 'the vastness somehow enfolds you and the tussock gets into your blood'. Bounded by the Rangitikei and Ngaruroro rivers, the sheep station is high, remote and often snow-covered in winter. Ngamatea recounts the history of the land from Maori occupation, through the early leasehold years to the era of development from tussock and scrub to highly productive grassland. Above all it is the story of the families who worked the land, and of musterers and packhorse teams, drovers and dogs, cooks and shearers, truck and tractor drivers, poachers and cops who became part of the mystique of the place. Dr. Riseborough has recorded the stories of a unique and challenging way of life and a truly important facet of New Zealand's past."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Cover subtitle: The land & the people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Subject Roberts, Lawrence Harper, 1897-1966 -- Family
Roberts, Winnie, 1899-1980 -- Family
Roberts family.
Farm life -- New Zealand -- Rangitikei District.
Hill farming -- New Zealand -- Rangitikei District.
Ranch life -- New Zealand -- Ngamatea.
Farm life -- New Zealand -- Ngamatea.
Hill farming -- New Zealand -- Ngamatea.
Sheep ranchers -- New Zealand -- Ngamatea -- Biography.
Ngamatea (N.Z.) -- History.
Ngamatea (N.Z.) -- Biography.
Ngamatea (N.Z.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2006494212
ISBN 186940369X paperback