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Rural Life


Jock is the essence of the New Zealand farmer: honest, hard working and with a laid-back sense of humour that never deserts him.

He shares this with his wife, the children and, of course, the boy who works on the place. Shepherds, shearers, musterers and fencers enter into the spirit of life outside the town boundary and are periodically joined by stock agents, the Bank Manager, the local Council and the Minister of the Church. They all, sooner or later, get a word in.

His horse and dogs offer advice from time to time and there’s been the odd gem from his sheep, cattle, deer, rabbits… pretty much anyone who has to live with him.

For the past 40 years this homespun commentary has enlivened the pages of “The New Zealand Farmer” and lives on in calendars, books and illustrations which have included everything from a School Certificate exam paper to an Inland Revenue Guide to farm taxation.”

– by David Henshaw