Tarawera Bush, Napier-Taupo Road

Production date
Circa 1906

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About this object
A black and white photograph of Samuel Crowther posed on his horse and buggy on the Napier-Taupo Road.

The man in the photograph is thought to be Samuel Crowther, owner of the Rangitaiki Hotel. In 1887 Samuel Crowther and fellow businessman William McCauley purchased the Napier-Taupo coach service. In the photograph he is wearing a hat and coat and is seated in a relaxed pose leaning back in the buggy. Another hat is on the seat next to him. It may have belonged to the photographer.

In the background of the photograph the bush is visible with dense fern growth.

Photographers: Sorrell and Son. Thought to be dated 1906.
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Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued into an album of cardboard sheets. The album is of green leather with a brown leather spine and corners.
Height x Width: 150 x 206mm
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Other number(s)
m2005/5, 13631, Album 70, 77468

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