Story: Farm families

Farmer dad and son

Farmer dad and son

Waikato farmer Grant Vercoe and his three-year-old son, Ryan, are well covered from the weather. The rain has come after a drought and is very welcome. As farm mothers increasingly took up paying jobs in town, men responded by doing a little more child care, which they sometimes combined with farm work.

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - A new world, 1970 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 February 2023)

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