Childhood at Cairnsmore by June Allen

Growing Up on a New Zealand Sheep Farm  RRP $20

Childhood at Cairnsmore

A Childhood at Cairnsmore is the true story of a childhood spent on a sheep farm at the foot of the Ruahine Range in the 1920s and 1930s. It is rich with details of country life in New Zealand – the homestead, riding on horseback to school, home baking and domestic chores.


‘ .. reminds us of how much has changed in our lifetime.’
‘… a fascinating and touching story, and a valuable record of earlier days ..
It reminded me of so much – shearing gangs, and even the long drop …’

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