Story: Wairarapa places

Loading wool

Loading wool

Wool bales are loaded from a bullock train to a surf boat at Ākitio beach, around 1910. A ship lies at anchor in the distance. Before motorised transport and improved roads, many goods produced in the region were carried by ship.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Bennett Iorns Collection
Reference: 1/2-100441; F

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Castlepoint', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12011/loading-wool (accessed 19 June 2018)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015