New Zealand’s Early Far Northern Dairy Co-Operatives

Howard Dunn, NZ Far North pioneer dairyman - Photo courtesy of the Far North District Museum, Kaitaia, New Zealand

By the age of seven in 1897, far north pioneer dairyman, Howard Dunn, was helping to hand-milk 30-40 cows at Pamapuria.  Storing their milk in large vats which they hand-skimmed for the cream, the family of 15 made butter for sale to gumfield settlers at 6d a pound. In 1901 Howard’s father, Robert, who had […]