In 1854 Laurence Kennaway and three hired hands drove a mob of sheep from the Hurunui River, at that time the boundary between Canterbury and Nelson, to Alford Station in mid-Canterbury. In his memoir Kennaway described the 25-day trip in great detail. His sketch shows one of the group’s camps. In driving rain the men had to take turns keeping watch through the night.
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Reference: Laurence J. Kennaway, Crusts: a settler's fare due south. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874.
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