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The sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

The sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

In the 19th century, Scottish shepherds came to work on the pastoral runs of the eastern South Island. The high country could not have been farmed successfully without the border collies they brought with them. To honour these ‘canine Scots’, a statue of a collie has been raised at Lake Tekapo.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Scots and the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/201/the-sheepdog-memorial-lake-tekapo (accessed 24 June 2017)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015