Many a Glorious Morning

Author(s): David McLeod

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David McLeod was a Scotsman (born in 1902) who came out to New Zealand after the First World War as a young man and worked on High Country Sheep Stations as a musterer in the mountain country of the South Island's southern alps. He writes about horses, dogs, sheep, cattle, deer, rabbits, kea but mostly about his fellow musterers and life on the stations. 

In the late 1920's, McLeod went on to buy his own sheep station (actually, 2 of them - Mount Bruce, and Grasmere), and managed to survive the Depression, going on to become a very successful High Country farmer and a writer of a series of books set in, or about his life in, the New Zealand High Country, for which he had a life-long love. 
This book's the story of his early years working as a musterer in the High Country, before he bought his own stations (this part of his life is described in another of his books, "Kingdom in the Hills"). He's a great writer and his portrayal of High Country life in New Zealand is un-rivaled. Well worth the read if it's a subject you're interested in. 39 Black and White photos, 3 Maps. 

Table of Contents 
1 - The Other Side of the World 
2 - The Lure of the Mountains 
3 - The Lone Rider 
4 - The Back Country 
5 - The Lochinvar Cattle 
6 - The Rabbit Farm 
7 - The Mountain Tops 
8 - The Shearing Muster 
9 - The Elusive Herd 
10 - The Poulter Deer 
11 - Snow Mustering 
12 - The Mud Flats 
13 - Butler Country 
14 - The Harvest of the Hills 
15 - The Wild Cattle 
16 - The Sinclair Range 
17 - The Growler Hut 
18 - Horse Deals 
19 - The Amateur Horsebreaker 
20 - Craigieburn 
21 - Avoca 
22 - Trophy Hunting 

Very good copy with dustjacket, spine a little scuffed.  Letter from author to owner enclosed and various newspaper cuttings from earlier times.


First edition 1970


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 72330179
  • : Whitcombe & Tombs
  • : Whitcombe & Tombs
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : B&W photos
  • : David McLeod
  • : Hardback
  • : 255