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Photograph [Purakaunui Falls, The Catlins]; [?]; c1908; CT79.1098b

Photograph [Purakaunui Falls, The Catlins]; [?]; c1908; CT79.1098b
Photograph [Purakaunui Falls, The Catlins]
About this object
Photograph; Purakaunui Falls, The Catlins, circa 1908.

Groups of people in their finest clothes pose for the photographer at the falls. Access to the falls is via a 10 to 15 minute walk along a track through the bush.

The original photograph has been digitised. A digital image and copy print are available for research access.

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Date Made
Inscription and Marks
Written on the front, '1908/Tarara'.

Printed on the back, 'POST CARD....'

The postage stamp has a cancellation stamp dated 1909.

The post card is addressed to, 'Master Hugh Allison / c/- Mr Allison / Hazeldell / Puerua'.

The written message reads, 'Dear Wee Hugh/I got your Post Card &/I was very glad to get/it. I hope you dont pull/Hazel's hair now. we Miss /Hazel very much. She/is such a good wee girl./I hope she will be down/soon. I hope wee Jean/is keeping well. all the/little girls & boy have the cold/here./Forrie'.

Subject and Association Keywords
history of Oceania, New Zealand, local history and description
manners and customs, customs relative to public and social life
manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion
Credit Line
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".
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