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A black and white photograph showing four horse-drawn wagons loaded with wool from Langridge Station, Molesworth 1917 or 1918; as written on the back in an unknown hand. A different hand has written May McLean in the left top corner. A scan of this photograph will be used in the Changing European History Gallery 3 display in commemoration of the Marlborough Provincial 150th anniversary on 1 November 2009. ................................................................................................................................................................................Caption December 2009: Four wool wagons carrying out the 1917 wool clip from Langridge Station, the neighbouring property to Molesworth. There were rough fords, steep gradients and dramatic descents, on the rutted road down the Awatere Valley to Seddon. From there, the bales went by rail to Blenheim's wool stores. The drivers had high seats, from there they could reach the shoe brake on the large back wheels. The journey, of around 100 km, would take the teams at least three days to complete.
Wool Wagons from Langridge Station c.1918 -Marlborough Photographs from 1920 -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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2009.067.0079

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