Photograph, Romney Rams; Ryan, John; 1957; OT.2007.25


Photograph, Romney Rams

About this object

This is a photograph of six registered romney rams from the well-known Makaroa Stud of Mr. John Ryan at Bayswater/Gladfield property.

About the Rams:

On May 13,1957, six stud Romney Rams were sent from Southland over to England, in a first for New Zealand-bred Romneys. Buyers, Peter Throssell of Boomin in Cornwall and D. Darbyshire of Warwickshire, wanted the rams to improve the bloodline of their own breeding stock back in the United Kingdom. At the time, this purchase was viewed as 'an ironic twist'; since the Romney breed was one that settlers imported from England when establishing farms in New Zealand.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Otautau


Ryan, John

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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Large handwritten inscription on back of frame detailing about the rams in the photograph.
On sticker on back of frame: 'OT/21/04'.


h 255 mm x w 290 mm x d 15 mm



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organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card
organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
inorganic, processed material, pigment, synthetic pigment
inorganic, processed material, glass
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, brass (?)
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton

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