Story: Historic earthquakes

Famous cows

One of the most famous images from the Kaikōura earthquake was of cows stranded on a tiny patch of grass in the middle of a landslide on a Clarence farm. They were rescued by their owner and their plight was later turned into a children’s book (Moo and Moo and the Little Calf too).

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Marlborough earthquakes – 2013 and 2016', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/46857/famous-cows (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017