Story: South Canterbury region

Westmacott family farm

Westmacott family farm

Herbert and Ada Westmacott won their Waikākahi farm in a ballot in April 1899, and soon built their new home. Their son Spencer painted this scene in 1908, by which time the farm was fenced and shelter belts were well established.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Sheep runs and crop farms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017