A Short History of Farming in New Zealand


Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand.


From the early migrant farmers and regional produce trading, to the revolution of refrigeration – opening up global opportunities for our fast-growing export markets in wool, produce and more, McLauchlan covers the development of our country’s farming culture in this accessible and informative read.


– Details the farming culture and methods of early Polynesian and Maori settlers.

– European farmers adjusting to the temperate zone crops and wildlife of New Zealand.

– The birth and development of regional trade industries in rural areas.

– Refrigeration and exporting to the British and European markets.

– The development of leading global trade exports in wool, dairy products, Kiwifruit and more.

SKU: 9781988538013