Story: Rural workers

Milk boys

Milk boys

Māori children hold their milk pails on a North Island dairy farm in 1910. Children often helped their parents with the daily chore of hand-milking the herd.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-010902; G
Photograph by Northwood Brothers

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Carl Walrond, 'Rural workers - The family farmer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008