Kōrero: Farming in the economy

Flaxbourne Station

Flaxbourne Station

Flaxbourne Station was the first great pastoral station in the South Island. Charles Clifford and Frederick Weld transferred their sheep flock from the Wairarapa to Flaxbourne in 1847. This 1869 painting shows the woolshed and station buildings, with the Flaxbourne River in the foreground. The surrounding dry, tussock-covered hills were ideal for grazing fine-woolled Merino sheep.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-035-004
Watercolour by Edward Christopher Wyvill

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:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Early farming and the great pastoral era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/17590/flaxbourne-station (accessed 23 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008