Story: Farmer and grower organisations

Cattle-show certificate

Cattle-show certificate

One of the main roles of agricultural societies has been to organise shows. These shows have an educational function, but are also social events. This certificate is from the New Zealand Agricultural Society’s cattle show held at Remuera, Auckland, in 1867. The decorative border shows heads of wheat, barley and oats, as well as vegetable crops and ferns.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-CATTLE-1867-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, 'Farmer and grower organisations - Agricultural and Pastoral associations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 30 Nov 2023