Photograph, Wool delivery to Cromwell Railway Station; Unknown; Unknown; CR2003....


Photograph, Wool delivery to Cromwell Railway Station

About this object

Photograph, Wool delivery to Cromwell Railway Station. The frame of this reproduction is made from a piece of hand split and axe hewn red beech plank recovered from the beach at the Cromwell boat ramp on Christmas Eve 1994. The few nails in the timber had been there so long that no metal - only rust powder remained. The plank probably came down the Shotover or Arrow river in a recent flood but would have been liberated from its original site by the great flood of January 1994. It was ten inches wide and one half inches thick, roughly broken at five feet in length. The break had occured a long time ago. Well over a hundred years must have passed since some miner felled the original tree and probably used an old time broad axe to shape it. The frame was made on December 27th 1994 by G B Orbell.

Place Made

New Zealand, Otago, Cromwell



Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

"Wool delivery to Cromwell Railway Station"


H 250mm x L 15mm x W 362mm

Object Type

Photographs, framed

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Transport, roads, bridges, rail, electricity, water

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture & agricultural equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Horses, transport

Medium and Materials

Photo Paper

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

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