This is a second-hand copy of the book Shadows On the Hill - The Remarkables Station Queenstown by D.G. Jardine.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition.
Publisher: A.H. & A.W. Reed Year: 1978 ISBN: 0589010093 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 190 Condition: Used (Very Good)
"THE QUEENSTOWN VISITOR finds it hard to believe that the towering crags of The Remarkables can actually be used for the pasturing of sheep. But the nimble Merinos have been summer-grazing up there since 1860, shepherded by generations of men dedicated to an incredibly tough and often highly hazardous profession.
The station was acquired by Dickson Jardine in 1922. His son, the author of this book, has worked on it all his life and now farms it in partnership with his own sons. Incredulous visitors have so often asked him how on earth such "impossible" country can be managed that he has decided to tell the story in these pages.
He describes the cycle of the high-country year-lambing, shearing, the anxious mustering-down of the stock from the tops when the risk of snowfall sets in. "Snow-raking", is when groups of sheep are trapped by untimely snow and must be extricated and brought down to safer levels. The menace of grass fires. The lonely vigil of the boundary-keeper. The musterers and their devoted dogs. Cooks and packies. The wildlife of the high places..."
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