Story: Transport of animals

Shipping sheep, Waipiro Bay (1st of 3)

Shipping sheep, Waipiro Bay

In isolated coastal areas stock were mostly transported by ship until roads improved, from the mid-20th century. These sheep are being loaded onto small boats to take them out to a waiting steamer, at Waipiro Bay on the North Island’s East Coast.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Ashby Hargreaves Collection (PAColl-3047)
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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Sea transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008