an ambitious novel based on the life of a legendary sheep-stealer who discovered a huge rich pasture in central Otago. Its strength lies less in the heroic portrayal of the protagonist, however, than in its study of the tensions and ambitions in small-town and rural settler communities. There is a suggestion of a symbolic or mystical perception, somewhat obscured by an imprecision of style.
Used availability for James McNeish's Mackenzie
September 1970 : UK Hardback
Author(s): James McNeish
ISBN: 0-340-12865-8 / 978-0-340-12865-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK
1974 : UK Paperback