Photograph [John Henry Russell]; unknown photographer; 1935-1945; MT2014.14.7
Photograph [John Henry Russell]About this object
A scan of a black and white photograph of John Henry Russell. John immigrated from Manchester, England in 1925 so that he could take up a job (as a paper colourer) at the Mataura Paper Mill in 1925. He moved to Mataura with his wife Martha and their 5 year old son Billy. The Russell's story captures some keys themes for us: families shifting to work in Mataura's industry, what it was like to grow up and live in Mataura and the tragedy of war.
Here's a link to Billy Russell's remarkable life story.
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
digital scanCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number