Photograph, Willie Lincoln; Unknown photographer; 1930-1940


Photograph, Willie Lincoln

About this object

Meet Willie Lincoln, a dog famous in the Wallace District for his roaming of the landscape and his death as a consequence.

Willie Lincoln belonged to Mrs McVicar, the wife of the Riverton Cash Emporium owner, D.B. McVicar. A bit of a ladies’ man, legend has it that Willie Lincoln often roamed the landscape in search of a mate. In doing so, he met his fate at the end of the barrel of a displeased dog owner’s gun. Killed on January 29, 1932, Willie Lincoln was nine-years-old.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland


Unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On white piece of paper stuck to the back of the fram: 'MR BARKER PUBLIC TRUST
Willie Lincoln Tuatapere
Shot while going after a lady dog 29 Jan '1932 aged 9 years
Mrs McVicar's dog'
In black marker on back of frame: '96/24'
On yellow sticker on back of frame: '05/05'


h 410 mm x w 335 mm x d 20 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper
organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper, card
organic, vegetal, wood
processed materials, glass

Copyright Licence  

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