Story: Farming in the economy

Empire Marketing Board poster (1st of 2)

Empire Marketing Board poster

The British Colonial office established the Empire Marketing Board in 1926 to encourage trade between Great Britain and the rest of the British Empire. This poster, from around 1927, emphasises New Zealand’s role as a sheep-rearing country. New Zealand had been the major supplier of mutton and lamb to Britain since the 1880s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-G-TRADE-1927-01
Screenprint by Gregory Brown

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How to cite this page:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Early farming and the great pastoral era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/17566/empire-marketing-board-poster (accessed 13 December 2018)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008