Story: Marlborough region

Harvesting oats

Harvesting oats

Oats were a favoured crop on smallholdings in the lower Awatere and Wairau valleys in the early 20th century. They were grown partly to feed horses, so the area planted in oats reduced in the mid-20th century as horses gave way to motor vehicles. This is a harvested oat field near Seddon, Marlborough, about 1915.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Agriculture Department Collection
Reference: 1/1-007604-G
Photograph by Arthur John McCusker

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Grazing and farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31768/harvesting-oats (accessed 19 November 2018)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 16 Nov 2016