Story: Rural workers

Bullocks ploughing (1st of 3)

Bullocks ploughing

Bullocks pull a plough through tussock country on the banks of the Manawatū River. As bullocks were stronger than horses, they were used for breaking in new farmland – often areas that were rough, or had never been ploughed before.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Rural workers - Grain and crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17207/bullocks-ploughing (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008