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John and Charles Enys : Castle Hill runholders, 1864-1891 / Jenny Abrahamson ; featuring historic watercolours by Charles Enys and contemporary photographs by John O'Malley.

By: Abrahamson, Jenny, 1944- [author.].
Contributor(s): Enys, Charles, 1840-1891 [illustrator.] | O'Malley, John, 1958- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, New Zealand : Wily Publications Ltd, 2017Publisher: �2017Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour map, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781927167311; 1927167310.Subject(s): Enys, John D. (John Davies), 1837-1912 | Enys, Charles, 1840-1891 | Enys, John D. (John Davies), 1837-1912 | 1800-1899 | Sheep farming -- New Zealand -- Castle Hill (Farm) -- History | Sheep ranches -- New Zealand -- Castle Hill (Farm) -- History | Sheep ranchers -- New Zealand -- Castle Hill (Farm) -- Biography | Sheep farming | Sheep ranchers | Sheep ranches | Travel | Castle Hill (N.Z. : Farm) -- History -- 19th century | Castle Hill (N.Z. : Farm) -- Pictorial works | Canterbury (N.Z.) -- Description and travel | New Zealand -- CanterburyGenre/Form: Biography. | History. | Pictorial works.DDC classification: 636.3010922093 Summary: "John and Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders (1864-1891) records the story of two Cornish brothers who ran the Castle Hill sheep run for more than 25 years in the late 19th century. Extracts from letters by both brothers and paintings by Charles that they sent to their family at Enys in Cornwell give a fascinating insight into a lost way of life. This book records the story of these neglected pioneers who painted and wrote about their adventures. The paintings by Charles Enys now mainly in the National Library of Australia are matched by photographs taken John O'Malley of today's Castle Hill. Historic photographs complement the paintings (some of which Charles painted using photographs). Other John O'Malley photographs feature the stunning scenery of Castle Hill"--Front jacket flap.
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"John and Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders (1864-1891) records the story of two Cornish brothers who ran the Castle Hill sheep run for more than 25 years in the late 19th century. Extracts from letters by both brothers and paintings by Charles that they sent to their family at Enys in Cornwell give a fascinating insight into a lost way of life. This book records the story of these neglected pioneers who painted and wrote about their adventures. The paintings by Charles Enys now mainly in the National Library of Australia are matched by photographs taken John O'Malley of today's Castle Hill. Historic photographs complement the paintings (some of which Charles painted using photographs). Other John O'Malley photographs feature the stunning scenery of Castle Hill"--Front jacket flap.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index.

"John and Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders (1864-1891) records the story of two Cornish brothers who ran the Castle Hill sheep run for more than 25 years in the late 19th century. Extracts from letters by both brothers and paintings by Charles that they sent to their family at Enys in Cornwell give a fascinating insight into a lost way of life. This book records the story of these neglected pioneers who painted and wrote about their adventures. The paintings by Charles Enys now mainly in the National Library of Australia are matched by photographs taken John O'Malley of today's Castle Hill. Historic photographs complement the paintings (some of which Charles painted using photographs). Other John O'Malley photographs feature the stunning scenery of Castle Hill"--Front jacket flap.