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Record 7/83
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A black and white mounted photograph of a team of eight horses with a large load of wool bales stacked around the reinsman. A small two-wheeled horse drawn vehicle with two boys in it is behind the wagon, it is possibly the photographer's gig. Written on the back in Allen Hale's handwriting: "Hillersden wool waggon (bringing wool to Blenheim before the station was subdivided and sold)." Stamped with A.M. Hale Collection. A white sticky label says: "Photo 8 HS". A scan of this photograph is to be used in the Changing European History Gallery 2 display in commemoration of the Marlborough Provincial 150th anniversary on 1 November 2009. ............................................................................................................................................................................... Caption 8 The wool wagon, a common sight. The driver is handling eight draught horses - no mean feat. He appears almost obscured by the massive load of at least 41 bales from Hillersden Station, destined for one of Blenheim's wool stores. From here, the wool will be most likely shipped overseas to Britain, either from Picton or the Port of Blenheim. Photograph taken around 1900. 2009.067.0002
Hillersden Wool Wagon -Photographs of Marlborough 1859-1909 -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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2009.067.0002

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