Story: Pets

Show pigeons

Show pigeons

A man admires fancy pigeons at an agricultural and pastoral show in Upper Hutt, in 1951. Breeding pigeons and other birds and animals competitively began in 19th-century New Zealand with the establishment of ‘fanciers’ clubs’ in some towns.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - Pet clubs, competitions and breeders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008