Kōrero: Hunting

Lester Masters

Lester Masters

Hawke’s Bay hunter and author Les Masters stands outside Ruahine Hut in the north-east Ruahine Range, about 1924. The outside of the hut is decorated with trophy heads. The following lines are from the poem ‘Alex’, written by Masters in 1956.

I tramp trails of my yesterdays
See Skip and Ginger scoot away
Hear them bringing a boar to bay
Hark to the red stags’ echoing roar
Stalk him as in the days of yore.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Hunting - Deer stalking and culling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15633/lester-masters (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008