Story: Transport of animals

Loading a bullock, Foxton (3rd of 3)

Loading a bullock, Foxton

On small coastal ships and river barges, cattle were much more difficult to handle than sheep. This bullock, in the 1930s, is suffering the indignity of being loaded using the vessel’s hoist, with a harness strapped around its torso and behind its front legs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. Phillips Collection
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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