Agricultural Heritage Auckland Agricultural & Pastoral Association, 1843–2010 Hugh Stringleman
Essential reading for anyone interested in New Zealand agriculture and business history. No organisation has enjoyed a longer role in the European history of Auckland than the Auckland Agricultural & Pastoral Association Inc.
Formed in 1843, the association has been at the forefront of scientific farming, reflected in its annual show, now part of the enduring Royal Easter Show.
Agricultural Heritage relates the evolution of the ‘A&P’ in an easily readable, richly illustrated history that also tells of the association’s first hundred years at the ASB Showgrounds in Epsom. It provides the first comprehensive account of the importance of agriculture to the development of the Auckland region and its contribution to the nation.
Agricultural Heritage was launched by Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith at the ASB Showgrounds on the evening of Wednesday 20 April.
THE AUTHOR: Hugh Stringleman is one of New Zealand’s leading agricultural journalists, and co-authored the history of PGG Wrightson, Rural Challenge (2006). He lives in Maungatapere, near Whangarei.
A significant contribution to the present work was made by the late Graeme Hunt, noted historian and author.