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Station Life in New Zealand

By: Lady Barker
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Station Life in New Zealand," penned by Lady Mary Anne Barker, offers an insightful and captivating account of colonial life in 19th-century New Zealand. Lady Barker, an Englishwoman, recounts her personal experiences as she adapts to the challenges and adventures of living on a remote sheep station with her husband. The narrative provides a vivid depiction of the rugged landscapes, daily routines, and interactions with both settlers and M?ori communities. Lady Barker's observations reflect her genuine admiration for the resilience and resourcefulness required to establish a life in the untamed wilderness. She also conveys the complexities of intercultural relations and the intricate social dynamics of the time. Through engaging anecdotes, Lady Barker portrays the struggles and triumphs of daily life on the station, from the herding of sheep and the construction of living quarters to her interactions with the indigenous people. This book has been deemed a classic and has been a great collection of ideas that are comprehended into a single draft to read by readers of several age groups.

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Lady Barker

She primarily wrote about her experiences in New Zealand. She was the eldest daughter of Walter Steward, Jamaica's Island Secretary, and was born Mary Anne Stewart in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Mary Anne was given the title "Lady Barker" after Barker was knighted for his leadership during the Siege of Lucknow. Barker died eight months later. Mary Anne Barker married Frederick Napier Broome on June 21, 1865. They subsequently set ship for New Zealand, leaving her two children behind in England. The couple's first child was born in February 1866 in Christchurch, but died in May. By this time, they had relocated to the sheep station Steventon, which Broome had purchased in collaboration with H. P. Hill.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 140Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359327557
  • ISBN-13:9789359327556
  • Item Weight: 210g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.10mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General