The Land of Doing Without

New Zealand

"He was made of horseshoe nails and whipcord."

Davey Gunn lived 30 years in Fiordland's rugged Hollyford valley, where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand. When he moved there in 1926 he left behind his wife and children - and civilisation - for a tough and solitary life he grew to love. Although quiet and modest by nature, Davey became known throughout New Zealand as a back-country hero for his 20-hour journey on foot to raise the alarm after a fatal plane crash at Big Bay in 1936. His efforts saw the four survivors rescued, and the legend of Davey Gunn began. First published July 2007.


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  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : 240mm X 170mm X 15mm
  • : 0.476
  • : 9781877257537
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : April 2007
  • : general