Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, 1890s]; Burton, Alfred Henry (Dunedin); 1894-189...

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, 1890s]

About this object

A black and white photograph of the Mataura Paper Mill taken from the west bank of the Mataura River dating sometime between 1894 and 1898.

It was likely that the photograph was taken to record the major reconstruction of the Mill between 1891 and 1894. The photographs shows the new Mill buildings, water race, sluice and flood gates. John H. Angus' book Papermaking Pioneers (pp56-61) has more detailed information about this phase of the Mill's development.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Burton, Alfred Henry (Dunedin)

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1894-1898

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in copperplate script on the bottom right of the mount 'Burton'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 585mm x w 760mm
large

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura falls (Te Au Nui)

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2012.15.23

Copyright Licence  

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