Story: Transport of animals

One more river to cross

On high country runs, roads and bridges are not always available, or the easiest option for moving sheep. These musterers on Branches Station, Central Otago, show how to herd sheep across a river when necessary. When there is more water in the river they use the drier but slower option of the bridge.

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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Droving – ‘on the hoof’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008