Story: Country schooling

Calf club day (2nd of 3)

Calf club day

Many country schools have calf clubs, an idea that dates from the 1920s. Children rear calves at home, and bring them to school to be judged. These pupils of Te Kōwhai Primary School, near Hamilton, parade their animals in 1973.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/B3720
Photograph by Gregory Riethmaier

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Country schooling - Years of reform: 1989 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16522/calf-club-day (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008