Flaxbourne signs go up
Farming and the beautiful East Coast are reflected on Ward’s new welcoming signs which have been installed at the town’s entrances.
One shows a farm scene featuring local shearer Angus Moore and the other a coastal scene taken at the Cape Campbell lighthouse with the Hickman family.
The photo of Angus Moore was taken at the Flaxbourne A&P Show this year where he is a regular competitor.
A three-time national shearing circuit champion and Golden Shears open runner- up, Angus grew up in Ward where he and his wife Ratapu run a shearing contract business.
The Hickman name is forever associated with the Flaxbourne area with Hickmans farming at Taimate since 1905 when a 428-acre parcel of land was won in a ballot from the great Flaxbourne station.
The photo at Cape Campbell shows Michelle and Kieran Hickman and two of their three children Louis and Harriet climbing to the distinctive black and white lighthouse, built in 1870 following several shipwrecks in the area. It’s painted so it stands out from the white hills in the background.
The images were taken by local photographer Jim Tannock who worked with the Flaxbourne Settlers’ Association to capture iconic images of the area.