Story: Farm fencing

Stone walls

Stone walls

In the Paihia district of North Auckland, volcanic stone was cleared off before the land was cultivated, and used to build stone walls. In the absence of other fencing materials stone walls provided an effective barrier for stock. However they were laborious and slow to construct. This one has had a barbed-wire fence erected beside it as an additional safeguard.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Robert E. Wells Collection (PAColl-0001)
Reference: 1/4-091522; F
Photograph by Robert E. Wells

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How to cite this page:

Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Early fencing methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2021)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008