Story: Farming in the economy



The rabbiter had several tools of trade. He had a team of dogs to hunt and run down rabbits, a shovel to dig up rabbit holes and, in his shoulder bag, he had ferrets to put down rabbit holes to either kill or flush out the rabbits. This rabbiter has dug up a burrow containing several young rabbits. Such methods were slow and ineffective when rabbits were increasing at a rapid rate.

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Reference: AANR 6329 55 A 33225

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - The closing of the farming frontier, 1900s to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008