Show ribbon, Wallace Agricultural & Pastoral Assn. Champion 1950; Unknown maker;...

Name/Title

Show ribbon, Wallace Agricultural & Pastoral Assn. Champion 1950

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 Wallace Agricultural & Pastoral Assn. Champion prize in 1950.

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

1949-1950

Period

1950s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, hair, wool

Inscription and Marks

Text reads 'Wallace Agricultural & Pastoral Assn. Champion 1950'

Measurements

h 1590 mm x w 100mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Object Type

awards

Object number

RI.W2014.3576.6

Rights

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

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