Story: Government and agriculture

Dipping sheep

Dipping sheep

These sheep are being put through a plunge dip at Ōrari Gorge Station, about 1899. By that time sheep were dipped to control lice and keds rather than scab, but the process and regulations were the same. The man by the dip has a crook he uses to push the sheep completely under the solution.

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Land purchase and early farming regulations, 1840–1876', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18045/dipping-sheep (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008