Over the years and especially during my very active mountaineering days I met a number of high country farming families such as the Aspinals who farmed up the Matukituki, the Ivy's at Glentanner and a number of West Coast families who farm the South Westland valleys and take stock high in the summer.
This book holds special interest for me as my Great Grandfather James McKerrow the Explorer Surveyor was the first surveyor to map the Rees and Dart valleys between 1861-63 and knew Rees and Tunzelman.
For those who may be interested in the area the Rees and the Dart River can be seen at the head of Lake Wakatipu. This is a map of my grandfather's exploration and survey bewteen 1861-63.
So I am delighted that High Country Woman has now been publish as the engaging story of Iris Scott's love of our high country fills a gap in our high country farming literature.