Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Pigeongram service dovecote (1 o 2)

Pigeongram service dovecote

Rock pigeons were introduced to New Zealand as racing or messenger pigeons. The most interesting use of their talents came in 1897, with the establishment of a pigeon-post service from Great Barrier Island to Auckland. This is the original dovecote in Newton, Auckland. The service lasted until 1908.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-027977-F

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Pigeons and doves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17140/pigeongram-service-dovecote (accessed 26 October 2021)

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