Photograph [Mill engine being pulled through Owaka]; [?]; [?]; CT84.1659e


Photograph [Mill engine being pulled through Owaka]

About this object

Photograph; a black and white photograph of a mill engine being pulled through Owaka by a team of horses. Owaka Railway Station is visible in the background, along with the Coffee Palace. Several of the men in the photograph have been identified as: Bill McIntyre, Matt Latta, Charlie Latta, Davidson[?], and Oliver Ashmore.

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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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on reverse: 'Bill McIntyre in front / Matt Latta sitting on shafts / Charlie Latta on right Davidson[?] in centre and / Oliver Ashmore. / Mill engine probably for Lattas Katea mill being / taken from Owaka station / "Coffee Palace" boarding house & casual meals at left'



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Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, forestry, exploitation and utilization

Subject and Association Keywords

railroad engineering and operation, local and light railways

Credit Line

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

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