Album, photograph [Owaka Automatic Telephone Exchange]; [?]; 28.06.1983; CT4581

Name/Title

Album, photograph [Owaka Automatic Telephone Exchange]

About this object

Photograph album; an album of photographs compiled to commemorate the cutover of the Owaka automatic telephone exchange, 1983. The album consists of pieces of white card, secured together with blue ribbon.

The photographs included were taken at a ceremony to mark Owaka's switch from a manual to automatic telephone exchange. People included in the photographs are identified as: Mr B Smith, Chairman of the Town Board; Mr G T McPherson, Engineer-in-Chief, Post Office Headquarters; Mr B W Finn, District Engineer; Mr R M Gray, Member of Parliament for Clutha; Mrs D K Hollows, Postmistress and local school children Rhiane Smith and Merrin Kopua.

Place Made

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

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Compiler

Format

Photograph Album

Date Made

28.06.1983

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper
processed material, paper, cardboard
processed material, textile

Inscription and Marks

Printed on front cover: 'THE CUTOVER OF THE / OWAKA / AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE EXCHANGE / 28 JUNE 1983'

Measurements

h 174mm x w 247mm
Small

Subject and Association Keywords

electrical engineering. electronics. telecommunication, including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television

Subject and Association Keywords

social science, transportation and communications, telephone industry

Credit Line

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

Object Type

accessory

Object number

CT4581

Copyright Licence  

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