Photograph, Trail brothers new Pourakino saw mill; Unknown photographer; 1900-19...


Photograph, Trail brothers new Pourakino saw mill

About this object

A black and white photograph of Trail's mill. From the Cyclopedia of New Zealand:

POURAKINO SAWMILL (Trail. Brothers and E. K. Smythies, proprietors); offices, Palmerston Street, Riverton. The Pourakino sawmill is situated on a bend of the Pourakino river, some distance above Riverton. The plant includes a twenty horse-power boiler, an eighteen horsepower engine, two benches, a planing machine, a seven horse-power hauling engine, and a force pump to use in case of fire. The average output is 100,000 feet of timber per month, and this is conveyed from the mill to Riverton by punts, and the steam launch “Edina,” of ten horse-power, and forty feet by ten feet beam. Including the partners, twenty persons are employed at the mill.

Between 1899 and 1941 the Trails operated several mills.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Pourakino


Unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on the front: 'Trail's new mill Pourakino'
Stamped on the back: 'Wallace Early Settlers Museum, Riverton'
Handwritten on the back: 'P48.93.646'
Yellow sticker on back: '02/8'


Image: h 153 mm x w 207 mm
Mount: h 250 mm x w 303 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Forestry and Sawmilling

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, cardboard

Object number



Public Domain Public Domain

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