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Elizabeth Farrelly

Nichols NZ Fur Trade

Nichols (NZ) Ltd is a "supplier of quality tanned skins of New Zealand and Australian origin." It is based at 29 Wickham Street, Bromley, Christchurch, New Zealand and is a subsidiary of UK based L H Nichols Ltd.

Nichols slaughters Australian native possums for commercial profit.


Nichols (NZ) Ltd is a "supplier of quality tanned skins of New Zealand and Australian origin". It is based at 29 Wickham Street, Bromley, Christchurch, New Zealand and is a subsidiary of UK based L H Nichols Ltd.

Neocolonists: The Dangers of Narcissism

Columnist Elizabeth Farrelly in her Fairfax article ‘Critter cullers turn our lives into roadkill’ (2-Jul-09) acknowledges New Zealand’s introduced possum problem, but like many Kiwi’s with an Australian chip on their shoulder, she is quick to deride anything Australian. It's bad enough Australians slaughtering Australian wildlife, but for recent immigrants to have a go at what is natively Australian is beyond tolerance. Out of Australia’s dark white colonial past, colonial antagonism towards its indigenous people and its native fauna and flora has been typically incited by smug prejudiced colonists.

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