Story: Farm families

Feeding the calves

Feeding the calves

A farm wife and her daughter feed milk to calves on a Te Aroha farm in 1970. Although women’s role on farms was mainly domestic they did continue to help out part-time. This was especially so on dairy farms and also when seasonal pressures were acute, such as at lambing or calving.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/A94,781
Photograph by Gregory Riethmaier

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How to cite this page:

Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - Women in the rural family, 1880–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

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