Photograph [W.H. Russell with his parents]; unknown photographer; 1935-1939; MT2...

Name/Title

Photograph [W.H. Russell with his parents]

About this object

A scan of a black and white photograph of William Henry (Billy) Russell with his parents John Henry Russell and Martha Russell outside their home in Argyle Street, Mataura.

John Russell immigrated from Manchester, England with his family to take up a job (as a paper colourer) at the Mataura Paper Mill in 1925. His son Billy was 5 years old when the family moved to New Zealand. Billy's story captures some keys themes for us: families shifting to work in Mataura's industry, what it was like to grow up in Mataura and the tragedy of war.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1935-1939

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

clubs/societies

Medium and Materials

digital scan

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2014.14.5

Rights

All rights reserved

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