Story: Farm mechanisation

Advertising for farm labour

Advertising for farm labour

Agricultural labourers were offered assisted passages to New Zealand in this 1848 New Zealand Company poster. Labour shortages in the early days of colonisation were one incentive for farmers to begin using machinery.

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Reasons for mechanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/18326/advertising-for-farm-labour (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008