Photograph [Timber by Rail in The Catlins]; [?]; Early 20th century ; CT79.1031c


Photograph [Timber by Rail in The Catlins]

About this object

Photograph; A train in The Catlins is stopped by a bank on which timber is stacked in scaffolding at Ollerenshaw's mill. Men are loading timber onto the train, a shute runs from the timber stack to one of the wagons. Two men and two children stand beside the train.

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

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins



Maker Role


Date Made

Early 20th century

Inscription and Marks

Message on back, 'To Ada & Elsie./With best wishes for the new year./Bert, Nicol.'

Written on the back, ' "B" class'.

'Ollerenshaws Mill'.

'Maclennan/Dec. 19[17?].'

'Copy for McNamara/please.'

'[illegible] W. B. Miller'.



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

railroad engineering and operation, local and light railways

Subject and Association Keywords

railroad engineering and operation, railway operation and management

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, exploitation and utilization

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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