Story: South Canterbury region

Mixed farming

Mixed farming

In the 19th century some cropping farmers ran a few dairy cattle to provide a regular income. This is Cruickshank’s farm at Willowbridge, in 1898. Hand-milking was done in the shed on the right. Maturing wheat is visible in the back fields.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Farming, 20th century onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017