Plate, 1906 Otautau Flood; Unknown Photographer; 1906; OT.2015.10.2
Plate, 1906 Otautau FloodAbout this object
This 1906 coloured photograph displayed behind a glass convex dish shows the township of Otautau inundated with floodwaters. Situated close to the Aparima River, and with the Otautau Creek running through part of it, the town was constantly at threat from high river levels.
With the increase in travel and leisure time photographs of small New Zealand settlements and events, including disasters, were popular images on commemorative and souvenir objects like this one.
(Copyright status relates to the photos shown here, not the object itself)
inorganic, processed material, glass
organic, vegetal, fibre, processed material, cotton (?)
inorganic, processed material, pigment, synthetic pigment
Printed under the church: 'Otautau N.Z. in time of flood.'
Sticker on back of plate: '2015.10.2'
h 150 mm x w 155 mm x d 5 mmSubject and Association Keywords