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Iris Scott
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Iris Scott, author of the bestselling memoir High Country Woman: My life on Rees Valley Station, is one of the first New Zealand women to graduate from the Massey University veterinary science degree. She moved to Rees Valley Station in 1971 when she married Graeme Scott, son of the then runholders Doug and Jean Scott. A practising vet, she took over running the station when she was prematurely widowed in 1992. This proclaimed ‘matriarch of high country women’ is a member of the Otago Conservation Board and a passionate advocate of the high country way of life.

‘an absorbing read’ Oamaru Mail

. . . ‘a uniquely New Zealand pioneer-to-present day story. . . . A wonderful book to add to your New Zealand stories about our people and their history in our country.’ Saturday Express

'For anyone who admires New Zealand’s landscape and those who make a living within it, the book is a spectacular snapshot of a region that attracts international attention. More importantly, it is a tribute to Scott and her family, whose toil and leadership on Rees Valley Station is humbling and inspirational.’ (Lakes District & Central Otago News)

'It is beautifully illustrated throughout, which adds to the journey, but it is the words that will have the most impact, pulling you into the story of how one incredibly strong woman picked herself up, dusted herself off and with a few wee hiccups along the way took on life and won.' Southland Times

Books by Iris Scott

High Country Woman

A special book about a unique New Zealand high-country farmer and her historic sheep station

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