Station Amusements in New Zealand


Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan

(5 stars; 5 reviews)

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) (5 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:18 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter I: A bush picnic 35:21 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter II: Eel-fishing 23:01 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter III: Pig-stalking 14:35 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter IV: Skating in the back country 22:02 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chaper V: Toboggon-ing 15:02 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter VI: Buying a run 22:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter VII: Buying a run -- continued 19:20 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter VIII: Looking for a congregation 25:00 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter IX: Another shepherd's hut 18:21 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter X: Swaggers 35:37 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XI: Changing servants 15:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XII: Culinary troubles 14:03 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XIII: Amateur servants 23:05 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XIV: Our pets 24:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XV: A feathered pet 10:56 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XVI: Doctoring without a diploma 25:57 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XVII: Odds and ends 11:38 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan