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Tom Spelman (84), pictured with his wife Phyllis Myrtle Spelman (nee Arlidge), moved to the Pohangina Valley in 1896 at the age of 5. He was one of the Valley's best known residents, known also for his knowledge of the valley. He helped his parents and brother to run a dairy factory at Awahou North, which exported butter to England as well as selling it on to the local market under the trade name "Awa Tiro". The factory opened in 1910 and closed in 1914.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_Poh23_007528
Title
Tom and Phyllis Spelman
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Poh 23
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

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Place
Pohangina, Manawatu
Date
1975

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Credit Line
Manawatu Evening Standard

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pohangina valley,
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