Story: Waikato region

Indian dairy farmers (1st of 2)

Indian dairy farmers

From the 1930s Sikhs from the Punjab region of India took up dairy farming in Waikato. Descendants of one of these families are shown milking their cows in 1993.

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - European settlement and population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015