New Zealand’s Early Far Northern Dairy Co-Operatives

Fairburn milk carts with cream cans - circa 1910 - Photo courtesy of Far North District Museum, Kaitaia, New Zealand

In 1897, seven year old Far North pioneer dairyman, Howard Dunn, was helping to hand-milk 30-40 cows at Pamapuria. The milk was stored in large vats which were then hand-skimmed for the cream from which the family of fifteen made butter and sold it to the gum-fields settlers for 6d a pound. The farm also […]