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English Leicester sheep on A S Aldrich’s farm “Matsubara”, Bunnythorpe, north of Palmerston North. These sheep had long, coarse, lustrous wool, a pioneer breed well suited to the wetter conditions and rough grazing on North Island hill country. Leicester sheep were used extensively as a crossing sire to develop sheep most suited to New Zealand conditions. By the early 1900’s flocks of these sheep declined in numbers.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Sf12_RTL_0891
Title
Sheep on "Matsubara" farm, Bunnythorpe
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sf 12
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Coolstore

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Manawatu
Date
circa 1908

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Palmerston North City Library

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