Photograph Album [Owaka in the 1990s]; Rodgers, L; 1990s; 2010.689


Photograph Album [Owaka in the 1990s]

About this object

Photograph album; Life in Owaka in the 1990s - a collection of more than 160 coloured photographs of events, people, businesses, buildings and street scenes in Owaka in the 1990s [Photos by Owaka Camera Club and compiled by Les Rodgers].

'The idea for this album was born when Mrs Rose Hewson approached the Owaka Camera Club to photograph and record a day in the life of Owaka. [The project] grew, the club commenced photographing the parade in 1990 which celebrated one hundred years of governing in New Zealand.

It was then realised Owaka had had many hard set-backs before 1990, the loss of its railway, post office, hospital, butter factory, forestry, and small farm holdings becoming uneconomic which in turn affected the business area.

However all was not doom and gloom. In the middle of the 1990s tourism became apparent and increased dramatically towards the end of the century and accommodation sprang up everywhere. This album shows Owaka adjusting to a new phase of life in the 1990s and the record is to show in the future, the changes that will have taken place...' [Foreward by Les Rodgers].

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Owaka


Rodgers, L

Maker Role



Owaka Camera Club

Maker Role




Date Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, paper;
processed material, cardboard;
processed material, synthetic, plastic

Inscription and Marks

Typed' Foreward' and captions by Les Rodgers.


l 296mm x w 260mm x d 40

Subject and Association Keywords

history of Oceania, New Zealand, local history and description

Subject and Association Keywords

communities. classes. races, human settlements. communities

Subject and Association Keywords

human settlements. communities, recreation. amusements

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph album

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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