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Robin Robilliard


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PUBLISHED: 5th September 2014
ISBN: 9781775536635
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  • Paperback
    $26.25
PUBLISHED: 5th September 2014
ISBN: 9781775536635

Publisher Description

Robby Robilliard and her husband Garry arrived in Golden Bay in 1957. Married in their early twenties, and with a child on the way, they longed to own their own sheep station. When they bought Rocklands, a marginal farm on the fringe of the Takaka Valley, bordering Abel Tasman National Park, their dream had come true - but it wasn't the life they had envisaged. It was a property no one else wanted, described by the agent as 'one hell of run-down place'. Robby even came to call it 'nightmare land'. The three previous owners of Rocklands had gone bankrupt. Yet it was all they could afford. Sixty years on, Robby and Garry still call Rocklands home. In fact, Garry is referred to as the 'oldest sheep farmer in Golden Bay'. This engaging book is Robby's story of the decades in which she and Garry eked a living out of Rocklands and of her encounters with the many and the varied local characters of Golden Bay.

Author Biography

Robby Robilliard, now in her 80s, is a member of three walking groups. In 2008 she undertook the 800km Walk of St James over 40 days. She's also former journalist and well-known identity in the Nelson region. Robby lives near Takaka with her husband Garry, still known as the 'oldest sheep farmer in Golden Bay'.

Product Details

Author
Robin Robilliard
Pages
272
Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1775536637
ISBN-13
9781775536635
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2014-09-05
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Subtitle
A Golden Bay Life