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.

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.

Gray Robertson

Edited by Clive Lind

Hard cover


176 pages

ISBN 978-0-473-37602-4