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Auckland show catalogue

Auckland show catalogue

Shows in New Zealand are organised by agricultural and pastoral (A & P) associations. This catalogue for the 1880 Auckland show includes horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, pigeons and dogs. To encourage scientific farming, there were also exhibits of agricultural implements and locally made goods such as saddles and wagons.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-SHOW-Auckland-1880-01-front

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - A & P societies and shows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008