It’s got tussock, it’s got a lake, it’s got space and beauty and that: Lake Tekapo and its high country stations feature in an awesome new coffee table book. Feature image by Mary Hobbs.
Mary Hobbs had a best-seller a little while back with her coffee table book The High Country Stations of the Mackenzie. It focussed on the stations around Lake Pukaki. There were a lot of good yarns and the photography was awesome. She repeats the exercise with her new book on Lake Tekapo.
She records the history of eight stations from around Lake Tekapo – Godley Peaks, Lilybank, Mt Gerald, Richmond, Mt Hay, Tekapo, Balmoral and Glenmore. It gives a human dimension to the landscape with its extremes of cold and heat, devastating snowfalls and huge winds.
A selection of images follows.
High Country Stations of Lake Tekapo by Mary Hobbs (Potton & Burton, $59.95) is available at Unity Books.
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