Story: Farming in the economy

Midhirst Co-operative Dairy Company, about 1900 (2nd of 3)

Midhirst Co-operative Dairy Company, about 1900

By the turn of the 20th century the move to cooperative dairy companies had gained considerable momentum throughout the country. These farmers are bringing their cream to the Midhirst Co-operative Dairy Company, as they would each day. Midhirst, at the foot of Mt Taranaki (Egmont), is in the heart of Taranaki dairy country.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
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Photograph by James McAllister

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How to cite this page:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Refrigeration and the growth of the dairy industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 February 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008