Many of the Poles who settled in Taranaki in the later 19th century began working as labourers before acquiring land of their own and becoming farmers. The timber industry was a source of work for some. This bullock team, used to haul logs out of the bush, is thought to be that of a Polish immigrant, Mr P. Drozdonski.
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