Kōrero: Sheep farming

Waimate Mission Station, 1845

Waimate Mission Station, 1845

Stock breeding and rearing began in New Zealand in 1814 when Reverend Samuel Marsden transferred sheep and cattle from his farm in New South Wales to his mission station in the Bay of Islands. In 1831 Marsden established a new mission in the region, at Waimate North. Cyprian Bridge sketched this idyllic 1845 scene (later made into an engraving), showing sheep resting in the shade of the trees at the Waimate North Mission.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0144-1-330
Wood engraving after a watercolour by Cyprian Bridge

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - The establishment phase', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/16622/waimate-mission-station-1845 (accessed 29 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015