Story: Farm families

Son milking (1st of 2)

Son milking

The Akroyd family had a farm in the Waimata Valley, inland from Gisborne. There were 10 children and all helped with chores around the farm. Here in 1903 one of the sons milks a cow.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti
Photograph by William Crawford

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - The colonial family and the household economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19829/son-milking (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008