Story: Acclimatisation

Red deer

Red deer

A girl poses with some red deer fawns at Awhea Station near Martinborough, Wairarapa, around 1890. By the 1890s acclimatisation societies were less focused on introducing all species under the sun – instead, they imported animals such as red deer that offered sporting opportunities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Price Collection
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Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Early acclimatisation societies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008