Photograph, 1932 Otautau Fire Damage; Unknown Photographer; 1932; OT.2018.10.3
Photograph, 1932 Otautau Fire DamageAbout 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.
1932Inscription and Marks
Handwritten in pencil on back of the photograph: '2018.10.3'.Measurements
h 90 mm x w 125 mmPeriod
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper