Kōrero: Dairying and dairy products

Milk truck

Milk truck

As transport and roads improved, it was possible for a milk collection system to develop, instead of each farmer having to deliver milk to a creamery or butter factory. This truckload of milk cans is being unloaded at a factory in 1918, probably in Taranaki.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-009637; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Separators and milking machines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15695/milk-truck (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008