Story: Rural workers

Tinker (1st of 3)


Tinkers were metalsmiths who travelled the roads selling their repair services to farming families. This tinker is fixing a milk strainer, watched by farmers’ children from the Pohangina River valley, in the Manawatū. The tinker’s soldering irons are in the small furnace on the right.

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Photograph by Charles Wildbore

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Rural workers - On the road', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008