Story: Child and youth health

School milk (1st of 3)

Free milk was provided to school children from 1937 to 1967. These children are drinking their milk in about 1939. Listen to comedian John Clarke's funny take on school milk, in the persona of farmer Fred Dagg.

Sound file courtesy of John Clarke

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-2461-1/4-F

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Primary health initiatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/30334/school-milk (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018