Story: Transport of animals

Drovers and sheep, East Coast (2nd of 3)

Drovers and sheep, East Coast

When droving large mobs of sheep, drovers often found the beach an easier route than the broken hill country by the shore. These men are moving a mob of sheep along a beach on the East Coast of the North Island, around 1916.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Ashby Hargreaves Collection (PAColl-3047)
Reference: 1/1-002648; G
Photograph by Frederick Ashby Hargreaves

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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Droving – ‘on the hoof’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008