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Department of Agriculture, Christchurch Exhibition, 1906 (1st of 2)

Department of Agriculture, Christchurch Exhibition, 1906

The Department of Agriculture was established in 1892 to foster agricultural and pastoral production in New Zealand. Their display at the New Zealand International Exhibition held in Christchurch in 1906, featured a variety of local goods, including flax products and grain and grass crops.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Agriculture Department Collection
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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Formation of the Department of Agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008