Booksellers’ choose Molesworth at New Zealand Post Book Awards

Department of Conservation —  02/09/2014

Molesworth: Stories from New Zealand’s largest high country station has beaten stiff competition from the likes of The Luminaries, to win the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice at the New Zealand Post Book Awards.

Rob Suisted on stage to accept the award (on behalf of Harry Broad too). Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Photographer, Rob Suisted, at the New Zealand Post Book Awards

Molesworth tells the stories of those who have contributed to this spectacular and iconic reserve, and explains the importance of recreation and conservation in the running of a modern high-country farm.

Horses being walked down the Driving Spur.

Molesworth Station (New Zealand’s largest farm)

The book was written by DOC’s honorary writer in residence, Harry Broad, with photographs by Rob Suisted.

“What we have attempted with the book is to do justice to all those who have made Molesworth and its mystique into such an iconic landscape.” ~ Harry Broad.

Molesworth: 'Like riding through a painting'. Photo copyright: Rob Suisted. www.naturespic.com.

Molesworth: An iconic landscape

It has been said that the Booksellers Choice Award is the best one to win as it is a reflection of consumer awareness, from the people who buy and sell books, not just the view of the judges for any one year.

Congratulations Harry and Rob!


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