Story: Deer and deer farming

Deer at Awhea Station (1st of 3)

Deer at Awhea Station

This herd of young red deer is on pasture at Awhea Station in the Wairarapa, about 1890. The deer introduced from English parks were partly domesticated, and these may have been some of their progeny.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, C. M. Pharazyn Collection (PAColl-0049)
Reference: 1/2-028745; F

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Introduction and impact of deer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008