Pictorial tribute to a visionary

Awapapa Station
Awapapa Station
Awapapa Station
Awapapa Station
The Awapapa Grandsons
Awapapa Station

Visionary vista . . . the late Jim Campbell, who featured in Wednesday’s Focus on the Land, laid the platform to a massive transformation of Awapapa Station on the Tiniroto Road from bare exposed land to a property at the forefront of sustainable land use.

The aerial shot (below right) was taken when Jim and his wife Isabel (pictured together bottom left) and their children arrived at Awapapa in 1967 (below right).

“The photograph below left clearly demonstrates Dad’s love of the land, unselfish commitment to future generations and understanding of sustainable land management,” his son Alex said (pictured below on horseback with the stock).

Alex and his wife Megen (pictured helping mill a log bottom right, one of many thousands of poplars Jim planted), now steer the ship. The tree from which the log Megen is leaning on produced 10 tonnes of pruned sawlog.

“The gold Dad left was in the standards and examples he set for his next generations to follow. Without a doubt he was influential, a man of application, had remarkable vision and was committed to a better world for the following generations.”

Jim Campbell passed away last month, aged 90. Pictures supplied

Visionary vista . . . the late Jim Campbell, who featured in Wednesday’s Focus on the Land, laid the platform to a massive transformation of Awapapa Station on the Tiniroto Road from bare exposed land to a property at the forefront of sustainable land use.

The aerial shot (below right) was taken when Jim and his wife Isabel (pictured together bottom left) and their children arrived at Awapapa in 1967 (below right).

“The photograph below left clearly demonstrates Dad’s love of the land, unselfish commitment to future generations and understanding of sustainable land management,” his son Alex said (pictured below on horseback with the stock).

Alex and his wife Megen (pictured helping mill a log bottom right, one of many thousands of poplars Jim planted), now steer the ship. The tree from which the log Megen is leaning on produced 10 tonnes of pruned sawlog.

“The gold Dad left was in the standards and examples he set for his next generations to follow. Without a doubt he was influential, a man of application, had remarkable vision and was committed to a better world for the following generations.”

Jim Campbell passed away last month, aged 90. Pictures supplied

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