Kōrero: Acclimatisation

Hunted shags

Hunted shags

Taranaki photographer Robert Wells (right) and another man pose with black shags shot at Lake Rotoehu around 1940. For many decades acclimatisation societies and fishermen believed that trout populations were severely affected by predators such as shags, which they considered ‘vermin’. Societies paid bounties for dead birds and conducted raids on rookeries during the breeding season.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Robert E. Wells Collection (PAColl-0001)
Reference: 1/4-091512; F
Photograph by Zeila Aroha Gillman Wells

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:

Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Changing roles of societies, 1890–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17472/hunted-shags (accessed 1 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008