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.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Purakaunui Falls



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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

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, customs relative to public and social life

Subject and Association Keywords

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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