A Short History of Farming in New Zealand

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title A Short History of Farming in New Zealand
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Gordon McLauchlan
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 210,Width 137
CategoriesIndustrialisation and industrial history
Agriculture and farming
ISBN 9781988538013

Publishing Details

Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David Bateman Ltd
Publication Date 10 January 2020
NZ Release Date 10 January 2020
Publication Country 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.

Author Biography

Gordon McLauchlan Well known for many decades as a journalist and broadcaster, Gordon McLauchlan is also the author or contributing editor of more than twenty books, including A Short History of New Zealand and A Short History of the New Zealand Wars. His interests embrace New Zealand's political, social and cultural history. In 2019 he was appointed an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for his services to historical research.