Story: Stock and station agencies

Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Association store

Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Association store

This is the Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Association’s grain and wool store in Heaton Street, Timaru, in 1899. The building was next to the main trunk railway line from Christchurch to Bluff – a vital link between wool and grain stores and the ports.

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PGG Wrightson
Reference: Eulla Williamson, Farmers in business, 1880-1980: one hundred years of trading by the Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Association Limited, Timaru and branches. Timaru:

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Hugh Stringleman, 'Stock and station agencies - Farmers’ cooperatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2016)

Full story by Hugh Stringleman, published 24 Nov 2008