Story: Acclimatisation

Hunters and pheasants, 1912 (4th of 4)

Hunters and pheasants, 1912

Hunters holding double-barrelled shotguns pose in a Taranaki timber yard with their dogs and haul of pheasants. The man on the right sports a vest with small pockets for storing shotgun cartridges. Pheasants were first introduced in the early 1840s, well before acclimatisation societies were set up.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
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Photograph by James McAllister

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Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Improving upon nature', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008