Photograph [Albert Robson, Teamster]; unknown photographer; 1928; MT2017.22.1

Name/Title

Photograph [Albert Robson, Teamster]

About this object

A scan of a black and white photograph of Albert Robson with eight horses harrowing on W.T Wright's farm at Te Tipua called Arola Downs.

Albert 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.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1928

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back: 'A Robson at Arola Downs, Mataura, New Zealand. 1928 with 8 horses harrowing in late January for rape and grass seed. Left to right, Fran, Tommy, Jean, Nell, Kate, Prince, Jess and Bob when horse flesh was the power'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

We don't hold the original.

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture/farming

Medium and Materials

digital copy

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2017.22.1

Copyright Licence  

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