Story: Country towns

Saddler, Featherston

Saddler, Featherston

Because horse power was the main mode of transport in rural areas until the First World War, country towns provided blacksmiths for shoeing the horses, wheelwrights and carriage-makers, and saddlers and harness-makers.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Towns and the farm economy, 1870–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008