Photograph [Albert Robson Shooting Hawks]; unknown photographer; 1931; MT2017.22...

Name/Title

Photograph [Albert Robson Shooting Hawks]

About this object

A scan of a black and white photograph taken in 1931 of Albert Robson after successful harrier hawk shoot.

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 farm at Te Tipua called Arola Downs. 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

1931

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back:
'A Robson, Aucks (Hawks) 1931 in New Zealand. There was lots of wild Aukes they eat lots of rabbits * very tame'

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

MT2017.22.3

Copyright Licence  

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