Photograph [Albert Robson, Teamster]; unknown photographer; 1928; MT2017.22.1
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.
1928Inscription 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'.
We don't hold the original.
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
digital copyCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number