About this objectThis wooden riding crop has a round brass handle and a leather whip. It belonged to Maud Buckland who was the daughter of Alfred Buckland, one of Auckland’s largest landowners and most successful agricultural businessmen.
During the 19th century, horse riding was not only a practical activity in terms of transportation, but was also a common leisure pursuit. The Buckland family were active horse riders and were prominent members of the Pakuranga Hunt Club. Maude was a very talented horsewoman and in 1897 she came third in the club’s point to point steeplechase. (1)
(1) ‘Point to Point Steeplechase,’ Auckland Star, 18 October 1897, p. 2.
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Medium and MaterialsWood, brass and leather
Subject and Association KeywordsGirlhood
Credit LineCollection of Highwic, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object TypeSporting equipment