Story: Farm mechanisation

Hayes windmill

Hayes windmill

The Hayes windmill, invented by New Zealander Ernest Hayes in 1912, became a common sight on farms. It was used to pump water for stock.

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Steam, wind, water and oil', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008