Story: Farming in the economy

Closing-down sale

Closing-down sale

A decline in sheep numbers, which was a result of the deregulation of the New Zealand economy after 1984, was felt throughout the farming and servicing industries. These gumboots and the equipment in the background were some of the items put up for auction when the Gear Meat works closed in the mid-1980s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1982/0682/9
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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How to cite this page:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - A sunset industry? 1984 to the present', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008