Postcard, Harry Lauder Duck Shooting; Kodak Austral; 1920-1930; WY.1994.10.44


Postcard, Harry Lauder Duck Shooting

About this object

This postcard is of Harry Lauder (1870-1950) with a duck shooting party taken at Weka Bush, near Menzies Ferry.

Names from left to right:
Barney Manson, Tom Swale, F.W.J. Crosbie, Sir Harry Lauder, Jim Buchanan, Henderson Hunter, Mac McCallum.

Harry was a well-known Scottish singer and entertainer and was the first Scotsman to sell a million records, and at one time was the highest paid entertainer in the world. He was known for singing Scottish songs such as 'I Love a Lassie' and 'Roaming in the Gloaming'.

Sir Harry was knighted in 1919 for his raising of vast amounts of money for the war fund. He travelled to New Zealand several times, visiting Southland where he enjoyed fishing and duck shooting activities. He often wore full Highland regalia and carried a twisted walking stick. Thus the ornamental Corkscrew Hazel Shrub (Corylus Avellana “Contorta”) is commonly known as 'Harry Lauder's Walking Stick'.


Kodak Austral

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Menzies Ferry

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card


h 86 mm x w 136 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Hunting and Wild Harvesting

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Sport and Leisure

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Public Domain Public Domain

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