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black and white photograph

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

Description
A small black / white photograph of four men, two standing and two sitting, in a horse draw buggy. Four large horses are harnessed to it.
Size
H-66mm W-114mm
Object Registration
1297
Keywords
lynn-sam transport-horse-drawn clydesdale-horses
Historical information
This photograph shows Sam Lynn with his team of Clydesdales.
Samuel James Lynn was born in 1865 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. His father was James Lynn and his mother was Mary Jane Keith. Sam, as he was known, was the second of three brothers, his older brother being William and his younger brother was John Wilson Lynn. (info. Margaret Hollands)
Samuel Lynn was a well-known Orbost pioneer. He owned much property throughout the district , bred Clydesdale horses and fattened about 600 cattle. He was in
great demand as a judge of both cattle and horses at agricultural shows in Victoria and interstate. He was a shire councillor for 30 years and president several times. He took a great interest in the sporting clubs of the town and played cricket until late in life. He was goal umpire for the local football team for many years, judged for the Orbost
Racing Club and was the first president of the Orbost Bowls Club. He was also a member of the first municipal band.
Significance
Sam Lynn was a well-known Orbost pioneer. The Lynn family has a long historic connection with the Orbost agricultural history.
Last updated
9 Sep 2019 at 11:16AM