Author(s): James McNeish
From the New Zealand Book Council's website:
"MACKENZIE is an ambitious novel based on the life of a legendary sheep-stealer who discovered a huge rich pasture in central Otago. Its strength lies less in the heroic portrayal of the protagonist, however, than in its study of the tensions and ambitions in small-town and rural settler communities. There is a suggestion of a symbolic or mystical perception, somewhat obscured by an imprecision of style. The novel was followed by a non-fiction book on the same subject, THE MACKENZIE AFFAIR, which retells the novels tale twice more. The first part professes to be a historical account of Mackenzie, but is full of unauthenticated dialogue, so that it reads like fiction. The second part is a commentary on the legend, trying to separate fact from myth."
Hardback 1970. (1st edition.) Some minor foxing but otherwise good copy.