Robert Nelson Hastie.; 16-352
Robert Nelson Hastie.About this object
Robert Nelson Hastie (known as Nelson) b 1898 d 1973.
This photo was probably taken at a Sports Day event which was held behind the Mangawai Hotel, Moir Street, Mangawai Village. Professional woodchopping contests were held along with other professional events e.g. athletics
Nelson was the son of Robert and Selina Hastie. Robert Hastie (known as Bob) b 1865 d 1943 and Selina Hastie nee Bowmar b 1870 d 1941. Robert & Selina purchased land at Mangawai in 1892/3 and named it 'Muritai' (now called 'The Sanctuary' 2017)