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The Early Canterbury Runs: Containing the First, Second and Third (new) Series

Life and Work on Early Stations

Life and Work on Early Stations

Weld's Hints to Intending Sheepfarmers.

Butler's First Year.

Archdeacon Paul's Letters from Canterbury. This has a good chapter by C. Hunter Brown on Starting a Station, and a map showing the runs taken up by 1856. Both Paul and Butler give accounts on 'Running Sheep on Terms.'

Crusts (L. Kennaway) gives a lively account of early station life, but Kennaway spoilt it as history by disguising the names of the people and stations he mentions.

Station Life, and Station Amusements, by Lady Barker, give a good description of country life in the sixties from a woman's point of view.

Te Waimate, by E. C. Studholme, and Pioneers of Canterbury, edited by John Deans, are the best recently published accounts of early station life.

High Country, by R. M. Burdon, has much useful information.

Early numbers of the Lyttelton Times and N.Z. Country Journal, many other station journals, and many personal memoirs published by early settlers.