Story: Stock and station agencies

Farmers unloading grain

Farmers unloading grain

Farmers unload bags of grain from wagons at the Otamita railway siding, north of Gore, in Southland. Grain was bought and sold through the grain and seed division of stock firms. In the late 19th century it was a considerable part of their business in the South Island.

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Hugh Stringleman, 'Stock and station agencies - The first New Zealand agencies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Hugh Stringleman, published 24 Nov 2008