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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 wagons crossing a river. There is a man on a horse beside what appears to be a team of bullocks pulling a loaded wagon.
Size
H-89mm W-128mm
Object Registration
1328
Keywords
hawkless-david agriculture-maize transport
Historical information
This is a photograph of Dave Hawkless crossing the Snowy River at Bete Bolong with a wagon load of maize from the farm of Sam Lynn.
David Hawkless was married to Mary Downey in 1906. They had five children.
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.
When Made
late 19th century
Significance
This is a pictorial record of the transporting of maize in the Orbost district in th late 19th century. It is associated with Sam Lynn, aprominent citizen of early Orbost.
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