Slide: Tom Clark, lighthouse keeper; Murray Williscroft; 2015.152.23


Slide: Tom Clark, lighthouse keeper

About this object

Tom Clark, principal keeper at Puysegur Point, standing beside a dinghy at Preservation Inlet. Photographer's caption: "Tom Clark, station boat and technician waiting for the plane. Coal Island in background. We all wore life jackets as our boat fashion. The water was very cold. Tom is wearing bare feet and smoking Bears dark pipe tobacco in cigarettes. There was ice in the boat, as Tom would say 'a brisk day'."
Murray Williscroft was a lighthouse keeper, who, along with his wife Ventris worked on a number of stations around New Zealand in the 1950s-60s.

Place Made

Puysegur Point


Murray Williscroft

Inscription and Marks

Puysegur 6


HxW (2D objects YxX): H 50 W 50mm (H 1 15/16 W 1 15/16in)

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Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Men/[Society & Culture]

Subject and Association Keywords

Fiordland/Southland/New Zealand

Medium and Materials

35mm Slide/Film/Photographic, Audio and Visual, 0 - Whole, cardboard

Named Collection

Murray Williscroft

Credit Line

Gift of Rae MacGregor, reproduced courtesy of Ventris Williscroft.

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