Photograph, 1932 Otautau Fire Damage; Unknown Photographer; 1932; OT.2018.10.3

Name/Title

Photograph, 1932 Otautau Fire Damage

About this object

This is a photograph of some of the damage of a massively destructive Otautau fire in 1932 - where many of the businesses on the west side of Main Street were burnt out and destroyed.

A tea-room, jewellery store, and hairdresser were amongst the business casualties; and many of the same buildings caught fire again just three years later. Sadly, the oldest and earliest of Otautau's buildings were situated on the west side of Main Street, meaning that the fire burnt down all of the original structures.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Otautau

Maker

Unknown Photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1932

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in pencil on back of the photograph: '2018.10.3'.

Measurements

h 90 mm x w 125 mm

Period

1930s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Disasters (including floods and fires)

Subject and Association Keywords

Buildings and Structures

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper

Object number

OT.2018.10.3

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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