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Daffodils at Middle Run, Gladstone


Two views of daffodils at Middle Run, taken in the 1920s, with the Booth home, Hawarden in the background.  07-36/

Phyllis Jones, with her grandmother, Ella Thornton, with armfuls of daffodils at Middle Run during the 1950s  06-116/

Daffodils at the Booth family's Middle Run farm at Gladstone, near Carterton, Wairarapa.  This photo, by Gladys Goodall, was taken during the 1960s.  Ref: GG-06-0425-1

Opening Middle Run to the public is a traditional part of the annual Carterton Daffodil Festival

Picture Wairarapa,Wairarapa Archive
Manuscripts and Pictorial, Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL)
The ATL library's caption reads: Field of daffodils, Masterton, [196-?] Reference Number: PAColl-7756-1-06-0425-1 Part of a 20 acre field of daffodils at Middle Run, Masterton [sic]. Two boys holding lambs are seated in the foreground. Photograph taken 1960s by Gladys M Goodall.


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