Story: The New Zealand bush

Bush shirts

Farmers and bushmen in New Zealand often wear thick woollen tops known as ‘bush shirts’, which keep out the cold and damp. A well-known brand of shirts is the Swanndri. In this television clip, Jamie Lowry describes how, when his sheep dogs die, he wraps them in a Swanndri before burying them. So far he has buried 17 dogs in 17 Swanndris.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealand bush - What is the bush?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007