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Establishing pastoralism

In 1844 Frederick Weld led a flock of sheep around the coast from Wellington to the grasslands of Wairarapa. The trip led to the establishment of a pastoral industry in Wellington province, providing a new foundation for its economy. The trek was recreated for the 1970s television series Landmarks. This clip follows the route around the eastern bays to Pencarrow.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Eastbourne', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 March 2023)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016