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This traction engine was owned by Mr John Matthews and is seen cutting timber on his farm, "Burnam", on Stewart's Line, Mt Stewart. The engine is being driven by Hector Matthews, a son of John. The timber was macrocarpa and was used for making gates, fences and sheep yards on the farm.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Ti40_009136
Title
Traction Engine Cutting Timber
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ti 40
Date
1910

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Creation

Created By
Place
Mt Stewart

Object rights

Taxonomy

Tags
heavy machinery,
industry,
labour,
logs,
rural towns and life,
timber,
traction engine,
work,
workers,
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