Story: Otago region

Shennan's merinos

Shennan's merinos

Watson Shennan was one of the first to introduce merino sheep to Otago. The animals in this 1880s image may not have been the first in the province, but they certainly date from the early years of merino raising.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S09-517a

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Wool and farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015