Reaping oats, Hastings

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Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
View of people reaping at binding oats taken in Hastings, possibly around 1910. The machinery is drawn by a team of three horses, and a man sits on the back. A boy stands nearby. The man and boy are identified on the back of the photograph as Mr Allan Anderson and his son William. Bundles of oats lie in the foreground.

Photographer, unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Photograph: Height x Width: 111 x 156mm
Card backing: Height x Width: 140 x 191mm
Subject date
Circa 1910?
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2555 b
Credit Line
gifted by Miss J Sinclair
Other number(s)
m60/24 b, 2555 b, 81814


Public comments

Reaping and binding oats. the tied bundles are called sheafs. Would have been gathered up and stood oats end up in groups of three or four to a stook. Would be known as stooking the oats. Once dried over a few days would be made into a stack and the top covered to keep the weather out.

- Helen McKenzie posted 2 years ago.

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