Story: Transport of animals

Sheep on the Nelson wharf (2nd of 3)

Sheep on the Nelson wharf

Sheep are loaded onto the coastal steamer Rotomahana at the Nelson wharf, around 1910. Coastal shipping was vital to Nelson at the time, as road and rail links to the region were poor.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/1-009307; G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

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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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Sea transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008