Story: Rabbits

Preparing bait

Preparing bait

Laying poisoned bait by hand was a time-consuming job. From the late 1940s bulk poisoning became more widespread – it was more efficient and required less labour. These men are preparing pellets for a large-scale poisoning programme in central Canterbury in 1949.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 55 A 5337

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Controlling rabbits with poison', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008