Story: Ayson, Lake Falconer

Lake Ayson painting

Painting of Lake Ayson wearing hat and suit holding a salmon fish

This painting by Emma Hercus shows animal acclimatiser Lake Ayson holding a salmon. Species of salmon were among the freshwater fish Ayson identified as suitable for introduction to New Zealand during the 19th century.

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by Emma Hercus

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How to cite this page:

R. M. McDowall. 'Ayson, Lake Falconer', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)