Photograph [Bushmen in the Catlins Bush]; [?]; c1900; 2010.652


Photograph [Bushmen in the Catlins Bush]

About this object

Photograph; Men with bullock team, harvesting logs for timber, Ratanui, The Catlins.

From left to right, Mr Dawson with one of his sons (sitting on a bullock), William Abernethy, Mr Williamson.

The original photograph has been digitised. A digital image and copy print are available for research access.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Ratanui



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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Written on the back, 'Left to right/Mr Dawson & one of his sons/William Abernethy/& a Mr Williamson.'

'From L Abernethy.'

'Mr R Berney was one of the drivers./Star in drag/Baldie white bullock/Prince nearside leader bought off/Mr Joe Greenfield Chaslands...... .....Dawsons & McKechnie/from Glenomaru'.



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Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, history of forestry. forest conditions

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, tools and implements

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, exploitation and utilization

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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