Kōrero: Rural language

A kea’d sheep

A kea’d sheep

The kea, a native mountain parrot, was notorious for attacking sheep and pecking at the fat around their kidneys. This gave rise to the adjective ‘kea’d’ and the verb ‘to kea’.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: PUBL-0223-184

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farming difficulties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/18602/a-kead-sheep (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008