The Wither Hills near Blenheim, shown here in early 1945, were severely eroded. The erosion was caused by burning the tussock too much, running too many sheep, and the invasion of rabbits. The flat land at top right – farmed for sheep in the 1950s – is now covered in grape vines and is the location of a successful winery.
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Reference: AANR 6329 21 16/4/18
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