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Sheep mustering near Ruatoria - Photographer unidentified, ca 1940

Reference Number: PAColl-3060-021

Sheep mustering on a sheep farm near Ruatoria. Looks across (a dam?) towards a group of sheep on a hill, shepherds on horseback, and an expanse of sky. Photograph taken circa 1940 for the Weekly News. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Auckland Weekly News (Newspaper. 1877-1934), Ruatoria, Shepherds, Sheep runs - New Zealand - Gisborne Region and Sheep - Transportation.

Part of:
Prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060-1 (71 digitised items)
Making New Zealand:Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060 (311 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 16.5 x 21.7 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: Making New Zealand caption reads: "Shepherds mustering a flock of sheep on a North Island run. New Zealand, intended as an agricultural colony, proved to have thousands of acres of natural pasture. That grass springs thoughout the year is of great value in fattening stock."

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