In 1950 this header harvester was state-of-the-art technology in New Zealand. However, harvesting and bagging wheat was a three-person task, followed by collecting bags and transporting them to storage. Later, larger harvesters and a bulk handling system allowed two workers to do the same job and faster.
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Reference: Canterbury is a Hundred. National Film Unit, 1950
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