15 Jul 2016

Colin Cox: Pioneer Deer Farmer and Possumer - Part 4

From Country Life, 9:32 pm on 15 July 2016
Colin Cox Pioneer Deer Farmer and Possum Hunter

Colin Cox Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

Colin Cox was involved in the very beginnings of deer farming in New Zealand and with the development of possum fibre for use in clothing. He's written a memoir which Country Life has turned into a series.

Today his father shows patience and observation which lets him design a better deer capture pen. This was done prior to legislation being passed to make deer farming legal.  Colin goes possum trapping again, and enjoys the support given by Prime Minister Norman Kirk.