Story: Transport of animals

Stockyards, Ōmakau, 1953

Stockyards, Ōmakau, 1953

These men are working sheep in the stockyards at the Ōmakau railway station in 1953. The yard was built for cattle, but could hold sheep as well. The wagons in the background could carry about 100 sheep each.

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Reference: AAVK, W3493, B3778

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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Rail transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008