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Stronvar wool

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Description A series of black and white snapshots all with "The Den, High Street, Blenheim" stamped on the back, possibly taken in the 1930s.

"Stronvar Wool". Shows the third wool wagon and its six-horse team with the driver, wearing a dark shirt, sitting in the driving seat, ready to begin the journey. Stronvar is in the Upper Waihopai Valley and from these photographs it appears that the wool is being brought down through the Awatere Valley.

Information received from the public indicate this photograph has been taken at the water trough at the entrance to Waihopai Valley, on the corner of Dog Point Road and Hawkesbury Road on route from Stronvar to Blenheim.
The water trough still exists exactly as in the picture today (2012) although the gum tree is much reduced.
Year Range from 1930
Year range to 1940
Object ID 2011.006.0014
Object Name Photograph
Place Marlborough
Title Stronvar wool
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Last modified on: April 13, 2015