National Geographic : 1936 Feb
Photograph by H.Bridgman SHEEP STATIONS APPEAR LIKE TINY OASES AMONG THE NEW ZEALAND HILLS This one, with sprawling shearing sheds and yards, nestles in the Esk Valley, Hawkes Bay Province. Cattle and sheep graze outofdoors allthe year round. Early colonists anticipated developing New Zealand as an agricultural land, but pastoral pursuits are now predominant. Today there aremore than 31million acres ofgrass land. suitable for grazing, of which well over half was artificially seeded.