Kōrero: Transport of animals

Droving, Gisborne hill country (3 o 3)

Droving, Gisborne hill country

This drover is taking a mob of sheep from the southern end of the Waioeka Gorge to Gisborne in 1952. The trip takes several days and the animals are given time to graze as they travel. In front of the mob is a lead dog whose job was to ensure that the first sheep did not get away from the others. On long droves, stock got used to the dog and learned to follow it. Nowadays, lead dogs are not often seen.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: 1/2-023454; 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:

Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Droving – ‘on the hoof’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18093/droving-gisborne-hill-country (accessed 22 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Ruth Low, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008