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Trading for over a century and still going strong, Farmers has an interesting history as one of New Zealand's iconic and long standing department stores.

With beginnings in 1909 as "Laidlaw Leeds", Farmers Trading Company underwent several transformations and regular periods of growth to become the well-known nationwide store it is today.

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In Whangārei Museum we have several Farmers catalogues that can help us to trace the development of this company over time. They are also fantastic primary

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