Story: Shows and field days

The Ivel agricultural motor (1st of 2)

The Ivel agricultural motor

In 1904 Robert McNab, the local member of the House of Representatives, imported the first tractor into New Zealand, and it went on display at the Gore A & P show. These locals are admiring the new machinery. They could also inspect seed drills, reapers, furrowers, harrows, horse-rakes, ploughs, turnip-ridgers and a high windmill.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Otago Witness, 14 December 1904

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Showing animals, produce and machinery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008