Story: Beef farming



This drawing, done by John Pearse on board the Canterbury Association ship Duke of Portland in 1851, illustrates the close association of livestock and passengers on the long voyage to New Zealand. Here passengers sit on the cow box on deck while the cow within peers out.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Ink and wash drawing by John Pearse

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - 19th-century beef farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008