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Printed on front of mounting board, top right, with black ink: “P 52”

Written on back with black ballpoint pen: “Development of ‘North Block’, Makahika Valley. Clearing bush at top of Mill Ridge. Working party includes (L to R) – Gilbert Adkin, Mr W.G. Adkin, and two labourers, ‘Andy’ and ‘Dick’. Photo by Leslie Adkin, who leased this block from his father. Adkin Coll., A.T.L.”

Stamped on back with black ink – Horowhenua Historical Society. Acc. No. Date

Cutting a track and diverting Styles Creek, 1914. In the upper photograph (2000.018.0309) men with axes cut through trees which have been burnt to make a track. The caption beneath this photograph reads: “Cutting a track along the crest of the main ridge on the First Burn. The spot is the ‘worst mass of birch timber” shown in a previous view. 28.10.14”

The lower photograph (2000.018.0310) shows a drain being cut to divert Styles Creek into the Makahika River. The caption beneath this photograph reads: “Cutting the drain on Stuckey’s side of the mill padock to divert Styles Creek directly into the Makahika River. 29.10.14”

2 B&W photo print copies, mounted composite

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Cutting a track and Diverting Styles Creek, 1914

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