Horse scenes that may be in Hawke’s Bay

1 – Thomson’s pure lemonade wagon and driver; wagon pulled by ten small horses

2 – Horses and wagon; workmen with pick-axes on side of hill; Erie shovel; possibly on Bluff Hill, Napier?

Sign on shovel building –


3 – Photo caption – “Long before the age of the motorised taxi,


Wagon loaded with sacks of goods, possibly wool, Mangakuri, Central Hawke’s Bay

McCormick's/Albert Stables

McCormick’s/Albert Livery & Bait Stables, 1890s or about 1904

Photo caption – “McCormick’s ‘livery and bait’ stables stood in Karamu Road south, on land now occupied by Messrs. Ross, Dysart and McLean. Windmill in background dates this picture as before the time of inception of high-pressure water supply in Hastings (1912).”


Packhorses and wagon loaded with wool, Ngamatea Station

Photo caption on rear – “Oliver Rae with team”

River Crossing

Horses and carts crossing the river near Kuripapango – probably Rangitkei River on the way to Taihape

Stortford Lodge Hotel

Horses and cart outside Stortford Lodge Hotel

Proprietor’s name above door – EA Grenside

Stortford Lodge Store

Stortford Lodge Store; proprietor W. Lyn[..]son

Bishop and Company horse and gig with driver

Traction Engine Pulling Wool Wagons

Traction engine pulling wool wagons at Sherenden

Traction Engine Pulling Wool Wagons

Traction engine pulling wool wagons at Sherenden


Photo accompanying letter about wagon


P.B. 560   WAIPUKURAU 5.9.69

Mr. W. M. Morris

Dear Sir

As you have acquired our old wagon I though 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 &

Wagon Wheels

Old wagon wheels

Wool Cartage

Bales of wool being carted by horse and wagon on the old Napier-Taihape Road from Ngaroto Station, near Dartmoor

“Two of Bill Jones’ uncles, Len (front waggon), either Sid or Perce (rear waggon); father Stan took picture from hill. Wool had been carted down-river (Tutaekuri) from Ngaroto Station, crossing river 6 and 7 times, last crossing at Mangaone and Tutaekuri Rivers at Hakowai, now at final stage in Puketapu. c. 1900.” – from “Between the Rivers”

Wool Wagons at Fernhill

Wool wagons at Fernhill, possibly taken on the Omahu side of the Ngaruroro River

Photo caption – “The age of the horse: Wool waggons at Fernhill in 1890-1900. These waggons were made by Jones and Sons, Hastings, the larger ones for eight-horse teams.”

From Ken Tucker, Waipukurau, 2012 – ‘On the other side of the river at Omahu in 1895 the wagons were made by Jones and Sons of Hastings.’