Story: Canterbury region

Carting grass seed

Carting grass seed

Cocksfoot grass seed was grown on Banks Peninsula to help develop North Island grassland farms between the 1890s and early 1900s. This bullock-drawn wagon, laden with sacks of seed, is on its way to the Little River railway station south of Banks Peninsula.

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Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury
Reference: CP 4637
Photograph by W. H. Montgomery

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Agriculture before 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015