Legend of the Roar - Eddy and Ethne Herricks' Story | Angus Gordon| Hardcover

Legend of the Roar - Eddy and Ethne Herricks' Story | Angus Gordon| Hardcover

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Legends of the Road | Angus Gordon | New| Hardcover

The call of the wild remote country of the Southern Alps and Fiords of New Zealand was too much for Hawkes Bay businessman, Eddy Herrick, to resist. Often accompanied by his wife, Ethne, he would set off from the warm gentle climes of Hastings every March, from 1919 to 1949, with some breaks in between, to struggle through the steep valleys and the mountains to stalk the magnificent Red Deer, before turning to the depths of Fiordland, with it's dense bush, endless rain, sheer cliffs and super-sized sandflies. There he pursued and bagged some outstanding Wapiti heads before turning to the southern Fiords, for the ultimate goal, the elusive moose.

But this is more than a story of adventures, which were sometimes so extreme that they seemed impossible to believe. It is a story of a successful farming partnership, a long family history going as far back as Viking times, and a large happy family, who were plunged into the tragedy of two World Wars, where they lost six of their outstanding young men.