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Inscription printed on front of photograph reads: “Poplar Mill.”

Inscriptions on reverse read: “Tramming for Poplar Mill.” “Geo Rankin on Tram.” “Fred Allerby on tram.” “About 1919.” “Donated by Mr Fred Allerby of Rongotea 1969. (Copy negative held by I R Matheson.”

Carting flax at Poplar mill c1919. Two horses are pulling wagons loaded with cut flax along a tramway. The two men in the photograph are Fred Allerby and Geo Rankin.

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Title
Poplar Mill

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