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We find them everywhere―old buildings and objects large and small―time washed and weather worn, covered in a patina of rust and peeling paint. Yet despite their abandoned and decrepit state, these objects still have character. They engage us in a poignant reminder of their past lives, spent in hard labour and service.

Worn fingers, aching muscles, and stiff backs – all were part of the legacy of our early settlers. As they toiled with primitive tools, these hardy souls carved out a living for themselves and their families in the early days of our untamed country.

Their personal possessions were few and far between. While early settlers could make do with simple things, these precious possessions were created with care and skill. If only these objects could speak to us what stories would they tell?

Hats off to these pioneers! Although their lives were difficult, they built the foundations of the country we enjoy today.

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