Photograph, Otautau Cycling Club; Donnan, Mary; 1909; OT.2007.2.3.4


Photograph, Otautau Cycling Club

About this object

This is a photograph of the Otautau Cycling Club in 1909. The date of the club's formation is unknown but it was closely associated with the Riverton Cycling Club which formed in 1897. The two clubs regularly rode together, often meeting at a halfway point such as Fairfax, where local publican Mrs Callaghan, was also a keen cyclist.

In 1900, the club advertised for tenders to build a cycling track at the Recreation Ground (now Holt Park). In the following years, the club held cycling event days at the track which drew competitors from all over and large crowds.

The growing popularity of motorcars eventually saw the club's end.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Otautau


Donnan, Mary

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On front of the mount in blue pen: 'Otautau Cycling Club 1909'
On back of mount in blue pen: 'I Shaw'
On back of mount in pencil: '2007.2.3.4'


h 180 mm x w 215 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Sport and Leisure

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card

Named Collection

Shaw Collection

Object number


Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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