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Thread: Bit of Wairarapa history......

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    Bit of Wairarapa history......

    Goes under the hammer in the Colonial Auction @ Dunbars this week....
    The plaque reads "Shot by Alex Sutherland Hinakura 1835"
    Quite impressive size...

    I'm guessing a connection to Sutherland's hut..... ???

    Sorry about the rubbish phone photo

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    hinakura is an area of farmland in the wairarapa aswell, shot my first deer there.

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    1835? That would have been a muzzle loader?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I think it must be 1935. 1835 is a wee bit earlier for the introduction of deer in NZ.
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    There's a very similar Hinakura head in the Wairarapa NZDA club rooms. Some great heads have come from the area. Still do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    I think it must be 1935. 1835 is a wee bit earlier for the introduction of deer in NZ.
    Ahhh yeah - silly typo sorry.

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    Any chance you can find out what it sells for ?

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    I went and had a look at it, but didn't see it sell.

    It was a Wapiti. Sutherland must have come from Hinakura, not shot it at Hinakura.

    http://ketemasterton.peoplesnetworkn...how/105-ngaipu

 

 

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