Lady Barker. Station Life in New Zealand. London: Macmillan, 1870.
Robert McNab's gift included several early editions of Station life in New Zealand, the first and most well-known book written by Lady Mary Anne Barker (1831-1911). First published in 1870, it is a lively account of Lady Barker's experiences as the wife of a Canterbury sheep-farmer, Frederick Napier Broome, her second husband (and, later, an eminent colonial administrator). It was compiled from her diaries and an intimate series of letters written home to her sister Louisa Scott between 1865 and 1868.