Ngahiwi Jerseys

A collection of material relating to Ngahiwi Jersey Stud.
Ngahiwi, located at Pukearuhe, was farmed by three generations of family over 63 years. The farm was established in 1916 by W. J. Freeth. After Freeth's death in 1946 Ngahiwi was dispersed. Ngahiwi was then taken over by Freeth's daughter Keitha, and her husband Bruce Price, who wound up the business in 1979.
The stud achieved many distinctions in the dairy world. It was the top herd in Taranaki in 1967. Jersey cattle breeders from many parts of the world visited the stud.

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1. Folder. Sale catalogues:

"Ngahiwi" Stud Pedigree Jerseys, 1936

"Ngahiwi" Jersey Stud, first annual catalogue, 1942

"Ngahiwi" Jersey Stud, second annual catalogue, 1943

"Ngahiwi" Jersey Stud, third annual catalogue, 1944

Ngahiwi Jerseys, complete dispersal sale, 7 May 1946 (two copies) [following the death of W.J. Freeth]

Ngahiwi Merit Jersey Stud, 1965 private sales

Ngahiwi, complete dispersal sale, 11 May 1970 [the farm was subsequently taken off the market]

"Ngahiwi" Polled Hereford Stud, complete dispersal, 19 April 1979 [farm sold]

"Ngahiwi" Jerseys, complete dispersal sale, 9 May 1979

2. Folder:

New Zealand Jersey Cattle Breeders' Association, golden jubilee souvenir record 1902-1952

Progressive Jerseys, May 1989. Page 45 - obituary to Robert Bruce Price

x3 photographs, Jersey heifers

Newspaper clippings. "Dispersal of Ngahiwi Jersey Stud" and "Unbelievable but true! The Ngahiwi Stud property is for sale"

New Zealand Jersey Cattlebreeders Association information regarding W. J. Freeth and Nhagiwi stock.

3. Folder:

Letters of appreciation, 1970 sale and 1979 complete dispersal sale

4. Folder:

Letters of appreciation, 1965 Jersey conference visit to Ngahiwi.

5. Folder:

NZ Jersey Cattle Breeders' Association, 1969 Certificate of Merit for production in excess of 650LB fat

- Ngahiwi Debutatante Excellent

- Ngahiwi Royal Rhythm HC

- Ngahiwi Moonmist VHC

- Ngahiwi Top Rosella VHC

- Ngahiwi Links Phlox VHC

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