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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph / postcard of five men raking hay in a paddock with two horses and carts in the background.
Size
H-89mm W-137mm
Object Registration
1046
Keywords
agriculture-beans orbost-bean-seeds
Historical information
The men in this photograph are harvesting dry bean plants. They have been threshed with flails and raked. the dry straw is tossed off and the dry beans are collected to be hand sorted.
When Made
first half 20th century
Significance
This item is associated with the seed bean industry which was a major industry in the Orbost district for the first half of the 20th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - "Orbost, M. Gilbert"
Last updated
27 May 2019 at 3:36PM