Story: Canterbury places

Duck shooting, Lake Ellesmere

Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) is the largest lake in the Canterbury region and an internationally significant wildlife habitat. It has also been an important duck-shooting spot for many years. These men are displaying their catch in the early 1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Ellesmere district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015