Kōrero: Farm fencing

Hurunui rabbit fence

Hurunui rabbit fence

The Hurunui rabbit fence was built in 1889 to protect the district south of the Hurunui River against rabbits from Marlborough and Kaikōura. This section is still used as a farm fence. It has a nine-inch ‘verandah’ on the northern side, built to stop swarming rabbits piling up against the netting and climbing over the top.

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Photograph by John Harper

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Types of wire fence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15302/hurunui-rabbit-fence (accessed 22 May 2022)

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