Story: Logging native forests

Sheep yards (3rd of 3)

Sheep yards

Birch Hill sheep station, in high country near Aoraki/Mt Cook, was established in the 1860s. Local timbers were used for enclosures and farm buildings. The fence around these sheep yards is made of tōtara.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber industry, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007