Story: South Canterbury region

Harvesting wheat

Harvesting wheat

In the 1870s South Canterbury became a major wheat producer. This photo was taken in the early 1900s when production was at its peak. The steam engine drove the threshing mill. The wheat was then bagged and sent for milling.

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South Canterbury Museum
Reference: 1829

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Sheep runs and crop farms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017