Herds of feral goats roam around the King Country, and people who travel on the region's minor roads will invariably encounter a goat or two at some stage. Artist Peter McIntyre included sketches of goats in his 1972 book Kakahi New Zealand, about Kākahi, because the animals were a common feature of the landscape he loved to paint. This sketch captures the human–goat encounter well – in particular, the animal's stare before it takes off to hide in the bushes.
Using this item
Penguin Random House
Charcoal drawing by Peter McIntyre
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.