Threshing on the Heathfield farm near Torquay, World War I, [ca 1918]
Reference Number: 1/2-013900-G
Threshing underway at the Heathfield farm worked by New Zealand soldiers classified as unfit for military service in World War I. Shows a steam powered threshing machine operated by a civilian. Soldiers are standing on a nearby haystack forking hay. Bags of chaff or grain are on the ground or on a cart in the foreground. Photograph taken circa 1918 by Thomas Frederick Scales.
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: Heathfield was one of the farms of the New Zealand Discharge Depot at Torquay, Devonshire that operated in World War I. New Zealanders unfit for military service worked on eighty acres of the estate owned by Lord Clifford. (H T B Drew, NZ Army at Home)
Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.
Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: UK106
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