Story: Northland region

Shearing sheep

Shearing sheep

Transport difficulties, infertile soils and small landholdings meant that Northland farming was slow to develop, but gradually the land was broken in for sheep and cattle farming. This Māori shearing gang was working in the Bay of Islands in the early 1900s.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Farming and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7608/shearing-sheep (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015