Hamilton Central - Public Art and Statues - The Farming Family

The Farming Family was donated to the city by businessman Sir Robert Jones in 1990 to commemorate the ordinary farming family as being the unsung heroes of Hamilton's 150 year history. The statue, a bronze life-sized sculpture created by Margriet Windhausen van den Berg, has sparked much debate about whether it solely celebrates the European history of the Waikato region. The Farming Family consists of a male farmer and his wife, two young children, a dairy cow, a sheep and a dog. The statue is located on a traffic island at the intersection of Victoria Street and Ulster Street.

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