Mayoral Chain, Mataura Borough Council; unknown maker; c 1895; MT1999.165.1


Mayoral Chain, Mataura Borough Council

About this object

Mayoral Chain; as worn by Mataura Borough Council mayors from 1895 until 1989 when the Mataura Borough amalgamated into the Gore District Council. Each link in the chain was designed to hold information on each successive mayor but only eight of the fourteen links are filled.


unknown maker

Maker Role


Date Made

c 1895

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, textile

Inscription and Marks

Cast into chain medallion: 'MAYOR / BOROUGH OF / MATAURA / 1895'


h 25mm x w 475mm x l 515mm

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura borough council

Credit Line

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

Object Type

ceremonial object

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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