7 May 2010

Mission Station - The end of the road

From Country Life, 9:27 pm on 7 May 2010

Mission Station is on the North Eastern tip of the Chatham Islands and is home to Jim and Sally Muirson, who run sheep and beef on the windswept Peninsula. Jim, who came to the Chatham's in the 1960's from Banks Peninsula, takes Cosmo Kentish-Barnes on a tiki tour of this historic farm that has one of New Zealand's earliest cemeteries, the remains of an American whaling settlement, a large seal colony and the wreck of a World War 2 Sunderland flying boat that crash-landed in Te Whanga lagoon in 1959.