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Hard Country: A Golden Bay Life Robby and Garry Robilliard arrived in Golden Bay inas a young married couple with a baby They longed to own their own sheep farm, but a lack of money stood in their wayThen they found Rocklands, a rundown marginal property in the hills above Takaka Its three previous owners had gone bust no wonder Robby came to call it nightmare landSixty years on, Robby and Garry still call Rocklands home Hard Country is Robby s entertaining story of their decades eking out a living at Rocklands, and their encounters along the way with the many and varied Golden Bay characters

10 thoughts on “Hard Country: A Golden Bay Life

  1. says:

    As a young married couple, wanting to buy cheap land, Garry and Robin Robilliard chanced upon Rocklands in Takaka, Golden Bay and bought it It required almost impossible grit and stamina to turn this land into a functioning sheep and beef farm, which Garry did, with occasional help from neighbours.Meanwhile Robin was

  2. says:

    Robby Robilliard takes the reader with her to Golden Bay beautiful country at the top of New Zealand s South Island where the farms are all hills and gullies and poor soil and the farmer s life is one of back breaking toil from dawn to dusk, year after year Robby and her husband bought the land because there was nowhere els

  3. says:

    Would be a 4 but a little repetitive, a littleediting might have helped Having said that, what a great sounding lady who made a life for herself and with her family in really tough conditions, farming on marginal land in Golden Bay, NZ Could never have done what she did Inspiring stuff.

  4. says:

    Great book to learn about a family s way of life starting in the 50 s in an isolated place I always wondered how people lived in small, beautiful but isolated places in NZ and I enjoyed reading this book unfortunately last 100 pages or so it gets a bit repetitive otherwise would have given 4

  5. says:

    The book starts with a strong narrative, but later becomes a series of anecdotes that are somewhat disjointed It would have benefited from tighter editing to lead the reader into and through the stories.

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