Story: Farm mechanisation

Tractors on display

Tractors on display

Potential customers inspect tractors displayed by local firm Andrews & Beaven at the annual Christchurch show, probably in the 1920s. Such displays at agricultural and pastoral shows and field days helped inform and persuade farmers about the benefits of farm machines.

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Canterbury Museum
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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Reasons for mechanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008