Kōrero: Sheep farming

Sheep in the Wairarapa (2 o 2)

Sheep in the Wairarapa

North Island pastoralism began in the Wairarapa in 1844. Merino sheep were imported from Australia to stock the early stations. This 1860s watercolour by Edward Lyndon shows sheep near Lake Wairarapa. Two have black faces, which is not a Merino characteristic. The moist underfoot conditions of the district did not suit fine-woolled sheep like Merino, so British breeds were imported to replace them.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-354-023
Watercolour by Edward Lyndon

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - The establishment phase', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/16624/sheep-in-the-wairarapa (accessed 12 April 2021)

He kōrero nā Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015