Author(s): Antonia Steeg (photos) & Philip Temple
Many know New Zealand's High Country for its beautiful scenery, yet few have experienced the day-to-day life of the men, women and children who live in these remote regions.
Nature photographer Antonia Steig began her work documenting the High Country in 2008, when she was invited to attend the last muster at historic Mesopotamia Station. This quickly expanded into a four-year project capturing the land, its people and their way of life through the changing seasons.
With an evocative and richly informative introduction by celebrated writer Philip Temple, High Country New Zealand is a visually stunning documentary celebration of this unique place
Antonia Steeg is a professional photographer and artist with a passion for animals and the natural world. Born in Germany, in 2005, she followed her dream and moved to New Zealand’s South Island, where she lives with her husband and son.
Philip Temple is an award-winning, internationally-published writer of fiction and non-fiction for all ages. He has won many distinguished awards and prizes, including a 2005 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement for non-fiction, and was the recipient of the 2003 Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency.