Kōrero: Pets

A surveyor's dog

A musterer’s dog

Two surveyors and their dog warm themselves beside a campfire in this 1840s watercolour. Many 19th-century settlers brought animals with them, mainly to help with farm work. Dogs were essential for controlling sheep on unfenced runs. Over time, however, people came to treat many dogs as pets.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-155-010
Watercolour by Edward Immyns Abbot

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:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - History of pets in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/19735/a-surveyors-dog (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008