William Steere Maunder, W Bauckham and William Hart on the wharf at the Port of Foxton. Behind them a ship is tied to the wharf. This photograph is attached to a piece of white paper which has the following inscription:- “R L Heath, William Bauckham , William Hart or are they W Maunder, William Bauckham , William Hart. (Not Heath -all are Williams)The two Williams or Bills were friends as young men when they were felling bush around Ashurst way. Bill Bauckham became a Maori interpreter and when he had a store where his grandson Stuart Irons has his now, he looked after the maori cheques. Bill Hart worked for Goldingham and Beckett, General Merchants, Palmerston North, who had a store in the concrete building still standing in Wharf Street. The tins of petrol came to Foxton by boat. Mr Ted Murphy thinks that the man on the left in the photograph is Mr R L Heath who had a bookshop in Frazer’s building, but someone else thinks it is Mr Maunder.
According to the newspaper article dated 16 September 1939 the three men are William Steere Maunder, W Bauckham and William Hart.
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