Photograph, Fishermen on Waikawa Wharf; Unknown Photographer; 1935-1940; WW.1975...
Photograph, Fishermen on Waikawa WharfAbout this object
This is a photograph of Waikawa Fisherman at the Waikawa Wharf in the late 1930s.
The fishermen in the photograph are as from left to right: Victor Hugo, Borg Enrgett, Walter Stronach, Charles Halstrom, Charles Cook, Jack Wrigglesworth, James (Jim) Stronach.
About the Stronach Brothers:
James and Walter (Wattie) Stronach immigrated from Moray in Scotland to New Zealand, with two of their other brothers, at the end of 1924. For ten years, the spent their time working on farms or roading and were involved in the construction of the Milford Road into Fiordland.
In 1933, Wattie purchased a boat and became a fisherman out of Waikawa. A few years later, James joined him, eventually owning his own vessel too. Like most local fishermen at the time, the brothers mainly caught groper, blue cod and flounders. The pair lived out of a hut near where the Waikawa town hall currently sits.
James was badly injured by gunfire in World War Two. Having received a bullet in the neck, James underwent back surgery but never fully recovered from his wounds. Upon returning from the war, James could no longer fish and shifted to Invercargill where he died in 1954 at the age of 49. Wattie continued to fish out of Waikawa until his death in 1978 at the age of 77.
1935-1940Inscription and Marks
On back of frame in pen: 'left to right Victor Hugo, (Me, Borg), Walter Stronach, Charles Halstrom, Charles Cook, Jack Wrigglesworth, James Stronach'Measurements
h 350 mm x w 240 mm d 25 mmPeriod
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, silver metal
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