In 1854 Laurence Kennaway and three hired hands drove a mob of sheep from the Hurunui River which was the boundary of Nelson and Canterbury, down to Alford Station in mid-Canterbury. Such long journeys helped spread sheep farming up and down the grassy east coast of New Zealand during the 1850s. Kennaway sketched this scene of the group camping in the rain and included it in his memoir Crusts: a settler’s fare due south.
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Reference: Laurence J. Kennaway, Crust: a settler's fare due south. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874.
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