Story: Marlborough region

Rabbit on the menu

Rabbit on the menu

Rabbits reached plague proportions in late-19th-century Marlborough. Trapping rabbits and processing their meat into a canned product gave rise to this colourful artwork on cans around 1900, but did little to reduce their numbers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-F-MEAT-Gear-130

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Grazing and farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016