Story: Rural language

Sharemilker’s cottage

Sharemilker’s cottage

A sharemilker works on someone else’s dairy farm for a share of the profits, and may own part or all of the dairy herd. Often dairy farms have a modest cottage like the one circled to accommodate the sharemilker’s family. Behind it is the more substantial farmhouse.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Economics and marketing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18625/sharemilkers-cottage (accessed 10 August 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008