Wagon in Waipukurau 1913

Wagon outside Waipukurau Hospital, 1913
Sold to WM Morris of Rangitaiki, 1969

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Text of letter –


P.B. 560   WAIPUKURAU 5.9.69

Mr. W. M. Morris

Dear Sir

As you have acquired our old wagon I thought you may like to have a picture and a few details of same when in full use.

The names of the horses were Leaders (from left) “Jock, Jean, Blaze”
Shafters (from left) “Rose & Tiger”
Driver – Thos. Roberts.
Passenger – Shearers’ cook’s offsider, name unknown.
No. of bales of wool   20.

Each morning the wagon left at 6 a.m. for Waipukurau, returning at 3.30. p.m. then loaded for the next trip.

Waipukurau – 12 miles

Building behind – Waipukurau Hospital

date 1913.

Yours Faithfully
R. B. Johnstone”


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Photograph, letter

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Photograph 1913, letter 1969

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