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Photograph [C.P. Sleeman's coal/lignite pit loading bank at Mataura]; Blackley, Ge...

Photograph [C.P. Sleeman's coal/lignite pit loading bank at Mataura]; Blackley, Geo; 1880-1910; MT2011.185.73
Photograph [C.P. Sleeman's coal/lignite pit loading bank at Mataura]
About this object
A black and white photograph depicting the loading bank, situated along the Main Road of Mataura, for C.P. Sleeman's coal/lignite pit operation. Along the top of the bank can be seen a horse hitched to a series of wagons loaded with coal sitting on a railway track. Below the bank horses hitched to drays are waiting while their wagons are loaded from the wagons above. Employees seen include both men and boys working on this task.

In the background (left) can be seen a house, where a woman is standing on the front porch watching the proceedings. In the foreground (central left) can be seen several tussock plants growing on the stony ground.

Maker Role
photograph, black and white
Date Made
Medium and Materials
processed material, paper
Inscription and Marks
In bottom left-had corner of front of mounting is stamped: 'GEO BLACKLEY PHOTO'

Written on reverse of mounting in blue pen: 'L Rowe / Sleemans Loading bank / on Main Road Mataura Note the Tussocks / SJM / Donated to School / Jubilee 1965'

h 255mm x w 305mm


Subject and Association Keywords
genealogy/personal and family names
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
Object number
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