wool

Bonnie Mary

Truck carrying load of wool over Bonnie Mary on the Napier-Taihape Road

Sign on door –

“OVERLAND TRANSPORT LTD.
CARTAGE CONTRACTOR
Hastings
DIAL 9-9446[?]”

On bumper bar – “HASTINGS  H28-790   TAIHAPE”

Bullock Team and Wool

Bullock team in front of wagon loaded with wool, possibly taken about 1917

Bullock Team and Wool

Photo caption –

“Alfred Ocean – the second – Alf with his bullock team.

These photographs were taken on the beach at Herbertville in approximately 1917.

Carting bales of wool down the coast to be loaded on the Lighters to carry them to the waiting Coastal Vessels anchored off Cape Turnagain.”

Bullock Team and Wool

Photo caption –

“Alfred Ocean Lambert – the second with his Bullock Team on the coast south of Porangahau.

These photographs were taken on the beach at Herbertville in approximately 1917.

Carting bales of wool down the coast to be loaded on the Lighters to carry them to the waiting Coastal Vessels anchored off Cape Turnagain.”

Frimley Avenue Depot

Truck carrying load of wool at the Frimley Avenue depot of Overland Transport Limited

Sign on door –

“OVERLAND TRANSPORT LTD.
CARTAGE CONTRACTOR
Hastings
DIAL 9-9446[?]”

Gentle Annie

Truck carrying load of wool over the Gentle Annie on the Napier side of the Napier-Taihape Road

Napier-Taihape Road

Truck carrying load of wool parked at the Saddle Back on the Napier-Taihape Road

Newspaper Article 1977 - Lambs not woolly enough so rejected

These articles highlight the difficulties that farmers encountered when sending stock to the freezing works in the 1970s and 1980s – changing regulations that may or may not have been conveyed to the producers; constant strikes, often for seemingly trivial reasons, and over which the producers had no control; strikes that occurred without prior warning, resulting in stock in transit having to be returned to source at the owner’s expense and stock in yards losing condition while disputes were being sorted.

Olrig Station Wool

Wool bales being transported over Olrig Gorge Bridge at Olrig Station by traction engine, about 1908

Packhorses

Packhorses and wagon loaded with wool, Ngamatea Station

Photo caption on rear – “Oliver Rae with team”

Porangahau Beach 1918

Bullocks pulling dray loaded with wool bales at Porangahau Beach; nurses from Wellington enjoying a ride after 1918 influenza epidemic

Powdrell's Trucks

Powdrell Brothers transport trucks, carting wool

Sheepskins on Truck

Sign on door possibly says “Tallow Buyer”. Sign on shop behind truck says “E Mathews”

Traction Engine Carting Wool

Traction engine with bales of wool at Fernhill

Traction Engine Carting Wool

Traction engine with driver and workers; wool bales on three carriages

Photo caption – “Shearing was [?] done for the year and all hands posed proudly beside the fruits of their labours. The clip was about to be shifted from Maraekakaho Station to the Port of Napier.”

Traction Engine Carting Wool

Powdrell Brothers traction engine with three trailers of wool bales, stamped “M”

Traction Engine Pulling Wool Wagons

Traction engine pulling wool wagons at Sherenden

Traction Engine Pulling Wool Wagons

Traction engine pulling wool wagons at Sherenden

Truck

Overland Transport Limited truck carrying load of wool

Sign on door –

“OVERLAND TRANSPORT LTD.
CARTAGE CONTRACTOR
Hastings
DIAL 9-9446[?]”

Sign on bumper bar –

“HASTINGS   H28-791   TAIHAPE”

Truck

Overland Transport Limited truck carrying load of wool and fuel drums