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Station Amusements in New Zealand

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Download Chapter I: A bush picnic audio
Download Chapter II: Eel-fishing audio
Download Chapter III: Pig-stalking audio
Download Chapter IV: Skating in the back country audio
Download Chaper V: Toboggon-ing audio
Download Chapter VI: Buying a run audio
Download Chapter VII: Buying a run -- continued audio
Download Chapter VIII: Looking for a congregation audio
Download Chapter IX: Another shepherd's hut audio
Download Chapter X: Swaggers audio
Download Chapter XI: Changing servants audio
Download Chapter XII: Culinary troubles audio
Download Chapter XIII: Amateur servants audio
Download Chapter XIV: Our pets audio
Download Chapter XV: A feathered pet audio
Download Chapter XVI: Doctoring without a diploma audio
Download Chapter XVII: Odds and ends audio

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Station Amusements in New Zealand is a collection of vignettes about life on a sheep station (high country farm) in colonial New Zealand during the 1860s and is a further embellishment of events presented in Mary Anne Barker’s first book "Station Life in New Zealand". Mary Anne Barker and her husband Frederick Broomie lived at their sheep station “Broomielaw” under the foothills of the Southern Alps of Canterbury, New Zealand for three years from 1865 – 1868. Mary Anne Barker wrote in Chapter I: “I purpose therefore in these sketches to describe some of the pursuits which afforded us a keen enjoyment at the time, --an enjoyment arising from perfect health, simple tastes, and an exquisite climate.” (Summary by Gail Timmerman Vaughan)

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