Photograph [J Thompson's Mill, Owaka]; [?]; 1898; CT78.1001a.4


Photograph [J Thompson's Mill, Owaka]

About this object

Photograph; Mill workers and family members at J Thompson's mill, Barrs Road, Owaka.

Those in the photograph include: Alex Fraser (with saw), behind him is Gillan snr., W Gillan jnr., Jim McIntyre and Jack Thompson (owner, next to horse), Mrs W Morris (sidesaddle on horse), C Anderson (bullock driver), the children are, David, Elizabeth and Gilbert Waldie.

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, Owaka



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Inscription and Marks

On the back of the photograph, John Logan has written a story related to timber milling. Some names mentioned are - G Logan, Constable Myers, jail in Owaka, Mr R Clapperton, Mr W Mason.



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Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, exploitation and utilization

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, history of forestry. forest conditions

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, tools and implements

Credit Line

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

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