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Potato patch at Lustleigh farm, World War I, [ca 1918]

Reference Number: 1/2-013910-G

A large potato patch at Lustleigh farm, Devonshire, worked by World War I New Zealand soldiers awaiting discharge. Shows two soldiers standing among the plants. Farm buildings are in the middle distance. View looks towards grassy fields and trees. Photograph taken by Thomas Frederick Scales.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Torquay, Farms - England, Potatoes, Horticulture and World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand - England.

Part of:
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: Lustleigh 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 200 acres of land 14 miles from Torquay. Farms profits were shared with the Torquay Borough Council. (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 right: UK119

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