Slide: Cuvier Island lighthouse, viewed through the COLVILLE'S lifting gear; Mur...


Slide: Cuvier Island lighthouse, viewed through the COLVILLE'S lifting gear

About this object

Photographer's caption: "This shot shows Cuvier tower through COLVILLE's lifting gear. Cuvier was covered in native bush with many birds and goats. The goats were wild and eventually were culled because of their damage to the vegetation. The fish loved goat meat and the fishing was great (?). We used to catch and smoke maumau which is a small blue fish. I used to snorkel dive and catch these fish with a hand held landing net and store them in my overalls while I swam."
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

Cuvier Island


Murray Williscroft

Inscription and Marks

Cuvier 3


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

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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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