Rabbit Boards

rabbit memorial

The introduction of rabbits to New Zealand, rabbit plagues and the role of government can be read in this Encyclopedia of New Zealand  article.

Rabbits were the reason that several Runs were abandoned in the Upper Clutha region in the early days.

UCHRS holds records for the Hawea, Tarras and Lindis Rabbit Boards and the Forks - the area from The Neck to Albert Town (including Maungawera and Mt. Burke) to the Clutha River at Albert Town.