A load of 40 tons of chaff is pulled into Christchurch from Tai [no-lexicon]Tapu[/no-lexicon] by traction engine in 1902, for sale in the wholesale markets. The planners of colonial settlements envisaged that farmers would sell their produce to the public in markets like those in English towns. But most farmers sold wholesale to national and international markets, and householders usually bought produce from small shops.
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Reference: Selwyn photograph 3261379
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