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Teviot Station, Tuapeka County, Otago

Teviot Station, Tuapeka County, Otago

Sheep farming developed from the 1850s, especially on the east coasts of both islands. These workers at a large sheep station have gathered for the photograph. Some are holding hand shears, used to cut the wool which became a major export for the next century.

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - The European economy: a history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 1 Sep 2016