Show ribbon, Market Milk Cow Competition 2nd Prize Southland A&P Show 1965; Unkn...

Name/Title

Show ribbon, Market Milk Cow Competition 2nd Prize Southland A&P Show 1965

About this object

The Muirhead family came to Waimatuku in the early 1920s, from the Nokomai/Garston area where they were farming and gold mining. They took up land near where the Waimatuku River joined with the Tunama Stream. This was Harbour Board Endowment land and very wet. Leonard and his father began farming in partnership in 1941.

Leo and his wife Hilda (neé Somerville) were dairy farmers and had a very successful Ayrshire stud (started by his father) and they exhibited in the local A&P shows. Ivanhoe Phar lap was a frequent champion bull. They won many awards, including this 2nd prize ribbon in 1965 for the New Zealand Milk Board 'Market Milk Cow Competition'.

Leo and Hilda had two children, Judith and Lindsay. Leo died in 1970 and the family left the district soon after.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1964-1965

Period

1960s

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, animal product, silk
inorganic, processed material, synthetic

Inscription and Marks

Text reads 'New Zealand Milk Board Market Milk Cow Competition 2nd. Prize Southland A.&P. Show 1965'

Measurements

h 1880 mm x w 100mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Object Type

awards

Object number

RI.W2014.3576.4

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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