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Photograph [Two Fordson Tractors Sweeping Hay]; unknown photographer; 1930; MT2017...

Photograph [Two Fordson Tractors Sweeping Hay]; unknown photographer; 1930; MT2017.22.2
Photograph [Two Fordson Tractors Sweeping Hay]; unknown photographer; 1930; MT2017.22.2 Photograph [Two Fordson Tractors Sweeping Hay]; unknown photographer; 1930; MT2017.22.2
Name/Title
Photograph [Two Fordson Tractors Sweeping Hay]
About this object
A scan of a black and white photograph taken in 1930 of two Fordson tractors sweeping hay on or near W.T. Wright's farm at Te Tipua called Arola Downs.

The photograph was taken by Albert Robson who grew up on a farm called Bolton Hill near Staindrop in County Durham, England. He steamed to NZ in 1926/1927 on the T.S.S. Tamaroa and secured a job as a teamster on W.T Wright's above property. Albert worked there from 1927 to 1933 before returning to England.

Albert kept a body of photos recording his time in New Zealand especially from his time in Southland and his niece Joan Smedley kindly gifted us a digital copy of this image.

Maker Role
Photographer
Format
photograph, black and white
Date Made
1930
Medium and Materials
digital copy
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on back:
'Sweeping Hay 2 Fordson tractors. Mr W Robinson on the left and Stan Wright on right hand tractor and his father on sweep. New Zealand 1930.

Technique
printed
Measurements
We don't hold the original.

Subject and Association Keywords
agriculture/farming
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
photograph
Object number
MT2017.22.2
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