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Harvesting Oats in the Nevis.

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Mrs M Valk - The Lawrence Collection


Harvesting Oats in the Nevis. Across the Nevis River from the Hotel - lower Nevis. Two teas of Dick Toms carting sheaves. L to R. 1. Bill Robertson (of Robertson & Harding, publicans Nevis Hotel) 2. Paddy McInroe 3. Ted Lawrence 4. Bill Toms (ganger)* 5. Dave Row ('Rowdy' - he was a very boisterous and good humoured) * William Toms ran a labour only contracting business involving farm and water race work in Bannockburn and the Nevis. This appears to be one of those contracts. See page 2 for additional notes.