Kōrero: Asia and New Zealand

New Zealand cows in Sri Lanka, 1965

New Zealand cows in Sri Lanka, 1965

New Zealand's aid to Asian countries was relatively modest, mostly operating through the Colombo Plan agreement of 1950, and generally in areas where New Zealanders had particular expertise. In 1965 New Zealand gifted a herd of jersey dairy cows to Sri Lanka, in the hope that it would help stimulate the dairy industry there. This train is taking the cattle to Ambewela Farm.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAEG W2972 Box 1 28

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

David Capie, 'Asia and New Zealand - The Cold War in Asia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36235/new-zealand-cows-in-sri-lanka-1965 (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012