From Bulldozers to Ballet
by Gray Robertson
Edited by Clive Lind
 from bulldozers to ballet

The tale of the Robertson family of Blackmount, Western Southland, is worthy of a movie. A young farmer eager to develop his own land has fallen in love with a ballet dancer good enough to be professional. They marry and begin to raise a family of three. Opportunity comes, but on a remote high country station.

This book tells how well-known Southlanders Gray and Valmai Robertson with their family achieved their ambitions, Gray turning a high country station into an intensive high country farm and Valmai teaching and producing ballet productions to the levels to which professional companies aspire. Their story is one of achievement, overcoming the odds, family, community,  friendships, taking opportunities and finding happiness regardless of circumstances.


Chapter 1: “I wanted him to grow up fast . . . ”

Chapter 2: The girl with the lovely brown eyes

Chapter 3: A big toy and a really big sandpit

Chapter 4: “There has to be a better way”

Chapter 5: The first in the world

Chapter 6: Doing our own thing at last

Chapter 7: In and out of trouble

Chapter 8: “Blackmount is a very special place”

Hard cover 280x210mm 176 pages

ISBN 978-0-473-37602-4

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This book is still in production and will be delivered after 16 November 2016, but it is available now for pre-ordering.

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