A Life On Gorge River

A Life On Gorge River

New Zealand's Remotest Family

By Robert Long

A bestseller, the fascinating life of the most remote family in New Zealand.

A bestseller, the fascinating life of the most remote family in New Zealand.

Robert Long and his family - wife Catherine, and children Christan (17) and Robin (14) - live in complete isolation, in a hut two days' walk south of Haast in South Westland. Robert has lived there for nearly 30 years; Catherine for 20 and the kids all their lives. Their only contact with the outside world is a helicopter or plane once a month, and two trips a year to the 'outside world'.

This is the story of how and why Robert - known locally as 'Beansprout' - came to live at Gorge River, and the family's experiences there over the years, living self-sufficiently and forging close bonds with the natural environment. It is an inspiring tale of one man's decision to 'drop out' of capitalist society and successfully establish a lifestyle most New Zealanders can't even imagine, harking back to the days of the earliest pioneers.

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9781869793302

June 4, 2010

Random House NZ

RRP $39.99

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9781869791483

May 1, 2010

RHNZ Adult ebooks

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