Story: Farm fencing

Plaque for boundary dogs

Plaque for boundary dogs

This plaque is a monument to the boundary dogs that were once used to prevent sheep escaping from one station to another. Sited at the intersection of State Highway 8 and the Haldon Road, near Burkes Pass in South Canterbury, it reads: ‘In early times before these roads were fenced, a boundary dog was kennelled here to hold back station sheep’.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Gates and other barriers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 March 2018)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008