Photographs, Harry Lauder's 1924 Trip; Unknown photographer; 1924; WY.2020.2.1

Name/Title

Photographs, Harry Lauder's 1924 Trip

About this object

This is a series of photographs taken of Harry Lauder (1870-1950) fishing the Mimihau River and duck shooting at Weka Bush, Menzies Ferry during a hunting and fishing trip to the Lower Mataura Valley in 1924.

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 duckshooting activities. He often wore full Highland regalia and had a twisted walking stick. Thus the ornamental Corkscrew Hazel shrub is commonly known as 'Harry Lauder's walking stick'.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mimihau

Place Made

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

Maker

Unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1924

Measurements

See parts.

Period

1920s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Subject and Association Keywords

Fishing

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Hunting and Wild Harvesting

Subject and Association Keywords

Entertainment

Subject and Association Keywords

Clubs, Groups and Societies

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper

Object number

WY.2020.2.1

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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