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Hemp drying at Miramar, March 1909

Reference Number: 1/1-024889-G

Men holding bundles of hemp in a field at J J Bourke's premises in Miramar. Hemp, salvaged after a fire at the Harbour Board premises,is being dried on wire fences in this and the surrounding fields. Photograph taken by S C Smith in March 1909.

Key terms:
1 image, related to James J Bourke, Miramar, Hemp industry - New Zealand and Fences - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand, Reference Number PA-Group-00242 (1258 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Gelatin dry plate negative. Single negative

Historical Notes: Note on back of file print reads: The Evening Post 30 March 1909 reports that "Mr J J Burke (sic) is making good progress with his hemp drying at Miramar. The hemp which is undergoing re-conditioning is that salvaged from the harbour board fire. About 40 men have been at work on it, the hemp being dried on wire fences". (J J Burke should read J J Bourke, who had a well known wool scouring plant at Kilbirnie) (Information from Ian Matheson, Archivist, P. North Public Libabry. See letter 13/12/4 13 February 1992)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41 Wellington. Miramar. 1909(PFP-019880)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - Miramar

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