Kōrero: Rural language

The bobby truck

The bobby truck

The bobby truck, a familiar sight in spring, usually collects bobby (unweaned male) calves from pens at the farm gate, to be transported to the freezing works for slaughter. Bobby calves got their name because in the 1930s, they were sold for one shilling – a ‘bob’.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/B8293
Photograph by Gregory Riethmaier

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - The evolution of rural language', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18586/the-bobby-truck (accessed 10 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008