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A High Country Life

Life Tales & Recipes from a New Zealand Sheep Station.

A year and half project spent documenting Philippa Cameron's lifestyle and kitchen creations. A friendship formed over cuppa and cake, rugged backroad adventures, with birds eye views thrown in for good measure, a photographic experience to be treasured.


A High Country memoir of life through the seasons on a large sheep station, with delicious recipes. Life on Otematata Station, a 40,000 hectare high country station in Otago, is busy and varied. Philippa Cameron and her husband, Joe, who is the fifth generation to work the farm.

Told through the eyes of Philippa in her role as station cook, this is the story of mustering in autumn, lambing in spring, the freezing days of winter and the scorching heat of summer.

She collects and shares a selection of delicious, hearty recipes with other farm cooks on her popular Instagram page @whats_for_smoko. This book also features Philippa’s most trusted recipes, tested on many approving musterers.

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