Story: Farming and the environment

North Island sheep and cattle farming

North Island sheep and cattle farming

This picturesque scene from the early 20th century depicts established pasture on rolling hill country among bush remnants in Taranaki. Sheep and cattle graze peacefully below the substantial homestead. An enormous amount of work was involved in converting forest covered land to this state.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: D-009-025
Chromolithograph by William Shaw Diedrich Schmidt

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How to cite this page:

Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - Expansion in the 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/17896/north-island-sheep-and-cattle-farming (accessed 22 January 2020)

Story by Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, published 24 Nov 2008