Kōrero: Rabbits

First plague of rabbits

First plague of rabbits

This map shows the known sites in the South Island where rabbits were liberated, and the timing of their spread inland in the first plague of rabbits, from the early 1870s. Most of central Canterbury was not affected by this first plague – but rabbits later spread across the entire eastern side of the country.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: K. A. Wodzicki, Introduced mammals of New Zealand : an ecological and economic survey. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1950, p. 108

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Source: K. A. Wodzicki, Introduced mammals of New Zealand: an ecological and economic survey. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1950, p. 108

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - The spread of rabbits in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/15247/first-plague-of-rabbits (accessed 8 December 2019)

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