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Stookers at Lincoln

Stookers at Lincoln

Most male English immigrants in the 19th century were from the rural working class, and were either craft workers or rural labourers. Once in New Zealand their farm labouring skills were in demand. These men were gathering wheat into stooks (bundles of 10 sheaves) on a farm near Lincoln, Canterbury.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - A profile of English immigrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015