Donald Burnett, owner of the Mount Cook sheep station and keen amateur filmmaker, shot the films in this collection between 1950 and 1969.
Panoramic view of high country tussock and the snowy mountain ranges encircling the sheep station. A lone telegraph line recedes into the distance. Tethered horses (one called Irishman?) and a flock of sheep grazing, while a large billowing smoke cloud (burning off scrub?) is seen across the horizon, obscuring the ranges.