Kōrero: Poisonous plants and fungi

Cattle in the bush, Hutt River

Cattle in the bush, Hutt River

Poisoning of livestock was common in the early years of European settlement, when this typical scene was drawn. Stock were left to browse in the bush or graze on the regrowth following forest clearance. Many fell victim to the poisons in bracken, tree tutu and ngaio.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-187-049
Pencil and watercolour sketch by William Swainson

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:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Animals and poisonous plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/9787/cattle-in-the-bush-hutt-river (accessed 27 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007