Story: Game birds

Acclimatisation Society aviary

These photographs were taken at the Auckland Acclimatisation Society's pheasant aviary at their Ōkoroire game farm in south Waikato, around 1911. Pheasants and other birds were raised there prior to being released so they could become 'food for the gun'.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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How to cite this page:

Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

Story by Neil Deans, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015