Historical Photos

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Now as you all know We three live here in the sunny Mangamahu Valley, New Zealand.  One day mummy was having a look-see around this thing called the Internet and she found these photos on a web-site called DigitalNZ. They were taken by a photographer called Robert E Wells, sometimes in the 1930’s.  She is sure you’d all love to have a look at them as well.


We hope you enjoy them.  Love the tree bestest maremmas in all the land.

See Nellie getting some Daddy love.




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7 Responses to Historical Photos

  1. Those are awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Lady loves history. One of her many degrees is in it!

  2. Love the old photos! It’s fun to have a glimpse into the past and see what life was like back then.

  3. Wow! Those were amazing pictures! We liked the one where the sheep are coming down the mountain, and the one with the doggie jumping over the fence. Thanks for posting them! Ghostwriter wishes she could visit New Zealand!

  4. Kismet says:

    In the 30’s we had the “dust bowl” where you couldn’t see much. The pictures were in black and white even if you used color film. I see you had a dust bowl also.

    • briansmaller says:

      Not in New Zealand. The dust in that pic is just what you get with thousands of sheep being mustered for shearing. The worst problem here was land that should have been left in bush being cleared for hill country grazing. Caused a lot of land slips and erosion that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.

  5. Amy Sandy says:

    Just love looking at old photos like these. The whole “a picture is worth a thousand words” thing. Thanks!

  6. These photos are real treasure. I love the one at the top with the sheep on the trail. (and of course the jumping dog!)

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