Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Bird auction advertisement

Bird auction advertisement

In the 1860s local acclimatisation societies encouraged the import of European birds. Farmers were keen to control insect pests, and would buy birds considered suitable for the task. Sometimes the birds, which needed to first survive a 100-day voyage to New Zealand, would be sold by auction. This advertisement appeared in the Auckland paper Daily Southern Cross in 1868.

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Reference: Daily Southern Cross, 4 April 1868, p. 2

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Introducing birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/17138/bird-auction-advertisement (accessed 7 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015