Story: Farming in the economy

Helping the war effort (2nd of 2)

Helping the war effort

This poster from the 1940s illustrates New Zealand’s connection with the British Empire, and the role agriculture played in the war effort. It depicts dairy cattle and a dairy factory, with Mt Taranaki (Egmont) in the background. From the outset of the refrigerated shipping trade, New Zealand was often referred to as ‘Britain’s farm’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-TRADE-1940s-01

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Early farming and the great pastoral era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008