Story: Farm fencing

Concrete and steel fence

Concrete and steel fence

Timber was less readily available for fencing in the drier parts of the South Island, where much of the vegetation was tussock. This fence at Middlemarch, Central Otago, consists of concrete posts and steel standards, with six plain wires and a barbed top wire.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 25 K9715

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Types of wire fence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15301/concrete-and-steel-fence (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008