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"Angus Gordon was born in Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, on March 16, 1950, and is a fifth-generation farmer on the family farm, Clifton Station, which has been in the Gordon family for 155 years. In 1969, he went to Victoria University in Wellington, where he completed a BA in English, before doing two years as a volunteer teacher in Vanuatu. He then travelled and worked in Europe for three years, before returning to Clifton in 1977. He married Dinah in 1981, and they have two children?Tom, who farms with Angus, and Abby, who is a pilot currently residing in Norway. In 1999, Angus and Dinah built a large café and function center at Clifton by the beach, which they successfully ran for fourteen years before leasing the business. In 2004, Angus wrote and published a family history called In the Shadow of the Cape. He is currently farming the two thousand acres of Clifton in partnership with his son Tom, running fattening lambs and breeding cows and growing organic crops on their flat land. In 2016, a book called Cape Country was written by Angus?s sister Jenny Carlyon and Di Morrow, with help from Angus, and published by Random House. It is an in-depth story of Clifton and the neighboring properties with beautiful photographs by Richard Brimmer. In 2016, Angus finished his book called Famous Times: Historic Woolsheds of Hawkes Bay?a photographic journey through the beautiful province of Hawkes Bay, where he lives."

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