Story: Goats and goat farming

‘Study of a goat’

‘Study of a goat’

The goat – seen here in a 19th-century painting by Alfred Newton – has been a popular domestic animal for centuries. It is a convenient size to handle, it is easily domesticated, and it can produce milk, meat and fibre.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Watercolour by Alfred Newton

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How to cite this page:

Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - History and overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008