The Land of Doing Without

The Land of Doing Without; Davey Gunn of the Hollyford. ISBN 9781877257537

The Land of Doing Without; Davey Gunn of the Hollyford, by Julia Bradshaw – BACK IN PRINT!

Davey Gunn was a legend! He was said to be ‘made of horseshoe nails and whipcord’ and lived for 30 years in Fiordland where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand.

Despite his remote lifestyle Davey became known throughout New Zealand as a back-country hero for his 20-hour journey to raise the alarm after a fatal plane crash and for pioneering guided walking and riding trips in the area.

The book explores the man behind the legend: his quirks, his fortitude and his legacy. It’s been a great hit and has been reprinted twice and is about to be released as an e-book.

Published by Canterbury University Press, 2007, reprinted 2008, 2010, 2015.

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