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Furniture makers inside their workshop in Newtown, Wellington - Photograph taken by Pollok Brothers, [ca 1910]

Reference Number: PAColl-0330-1

Group of unidentified furniture makers, and woodworking tools, in a workshop in Newtown, Wellington, circa 1910 (possibly J S Hunt & co). Photograph taken by Pollok Bros. Original caption on back of photograph reads: This is our workshop in Newtown. The thing like a picture frame is the fancy lid of my tool chest not quite finished. It is all in inlaid wood. The wood [sic] used are the following: white chestnut, spotted gum, wavy totara, hoop pine, red deal, Spanish cedar, larch, American elm, rata, lacewood, yellow pine, redwood, iron bark, hicory, lancewood, maire, alder, manuka, tree fern, puriri, satin walnut, rosewood, Oregon pine, cherry, kio, karaka, maple, danzic oak, pitch pine, bass, [kuivaka?], [tauruni?], apple wood, beech, sycamore, tawa, rimu, rewa rewa, [mocko mook?], white pine, kauri, holly, totara, birch, matai, ebony, tallow wood, black wood, blue gum, cedar, totara knot, teak, red gum, jarrah, ake ake, moimosa, mahogany, titokoe, munga, American elm, walnut, padouk, orange wood, coconut wood, matai [wae?], mottled kauri, silver pine, oak, ash, white elm, puketea.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits, related to Hunt and Company, Pollok Bros, Newtown, Cabinetwork, Furniture making - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Furniture workers - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Men - Employment - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Cabinetmakers, Woodworking tools and Tools.

Part of:
Dickie, William Kenneth, fl 1970s-1980s :Photographs relating to F G Layton, Reference Number PAColl-0330 (2 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 11.1 x 15.3 cm, mounted on board. Single photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41. Wellington. Businesses. Hunt & Co (JS)(PFP-022848)

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