Gold Dust and Saddle Bags: Tales from the Cavalcade

Author(s): Stephen Jaquiery and Sally Rae

NZ Outdoors

Not all of the prospectors seeking their fortunes in Central Otago goldfields unearthed treasure, many only found the hardships of hard work, hunger, extremes of climate and the disappointment of barren claims. Using the same transport of horse, wagon and boot, 150 years later, processions of modern day adventurers follow the original gold-trails, suffered the same blisters, are scorched by the same sun, feel the same sting of frozen snow but are lured by a different wealth. For the past 20 years the Otago Goldfields Cavalcade has attracted up to 500 people from through-out New Zealand and the world seeking their own journey, one of companionship, beating the weather God's, but mostly a journey through unspoilt back country of unparalleled beauty. Between them, writer Sally Rae, and photographer Stephen Jaquiery have clocked up half of these cavalcades. Multi award winning newspaper photographer, Stephen beautifully freezes the very essence of the Otago back-country's magnificence and its annual procession of horses. Sally tells the stories like an old master. Hard cases, some famous; most not, men and women from all walks of life, stories about heartland Kiwi's with a common bond. Often laugh out loud funny, this book tells of love found on the trail, life threatening moments, catering secrets and much more. A superb picture book with compelling stories, it takes the reader on their own journey full of beauty and adventure but without the chafing and sunburn. Suitable for anyone who loves their county, a good yarn or dares to dream. Advance


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General Fields

  • : 9781877566288
  • : Halcyon Press
  • : Halcyon Press
  • : November 2012
  • : 183x283mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Jaquiery and Sally Rae
  • : Paperback
  • : 409