Story: Wairarapa region

Picking apples

Picking apples

A group of women pick apples in the 1900s. In the early 20th century, Greytown’s rich alluvial soils attracted orchardists and the town became known as Wairarapa’s fruit bowl.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, George Moore Collection
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Photograph by George Moore

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Forestry, fishing and horticulture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017