Story: Waikato region

Fletcher topdresser

Fletcher topdresser

From the 1960s Fletcher topdressing aircraft were manufactured by subsidiaries of James Aviation, founded by Ossie James at Rukuhia near Hamilton after the Second World War. Aerial topdressing of fertiliser on pastures helped transform New Zealand farming. This postage stamp commemorates that achievement.

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Reference: 2001 Aircraft stamp issue

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Farm services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015