Story: Mackenzie, James

James Mackenzie

James Mackenzie

This statue commemorating lone shepherd James Mackenzie and his dog Friday stands in Fairlie. The skills and resourcefulness of the pair, who drove 1,000 stolen sheep from the Levels station north of Timaru south to what became known as the Mackenzie Country, have become legendary in New Zealand.

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Cathy Marr. 'Mackenzie, James', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2021)