Story: West Coast region

The annual cattle muster

The annual cattle muster

For many years the isolation of South Westland meant that the most profitable type of farming was to graze cattle on the river flats. Once a year the cattle were mustered and driven northwards to market, as shown in this tourist poster.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-TOURISM-1930s-01
Screenprint by Marcus King

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Soils and agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/21141/the-annual-cattle-muster (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 7 Sep 2016