Kōrero: Farm fencing

Timber fence, Chatham Islands (2 o 3)

Timber fence, Chatham Islands

Post-and-rail fences were commonly designed to control sheep, cattle and horses, and consisted of three, four or five rails. It is likely that this fully closed-in fence, photographed on Rangatira Island around 1910, was built to protect the cottage’s garden from wild pigs, which could push through ordinary post-and-rail fences.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, E. M. C. Guest Collection (PAColl-4872)
Reference: 1/2-037648; G

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, 'Farm fencing - Early fencing methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15287/timber-fence-chatham-islands (accessed 20 May 2022)

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