Story: Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture

Sheep droving at Waihau Bay

Sheep droving at Waihau Bay

Drovers take sheep along Waihau Beach, north of Gisborne, in 1906. From the late 19th century, the Ngāti Porou people of the East Coast became heavily involved in sheep farming. By 1927, sheep numbers on the East Coast were estimated at half a million.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Ashby Hargreaves Collection (PAColl-3047)
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Photograph by Frederick Ashby Hargreaves

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Tanira Kingi, 'Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture - Incorporations and ahuwhenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Tanira Kingi, published 24 Nov 2008