Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill Cylinder being moved from Gore to Mataura by trac...

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill Cylinder being moved from Gore to Mataura by traction engines]

About this object

A black and white photograph depicting the scene as the cylinder for the new No. 5 paper making machine for the Mataura Paper Mill is hauled by two traction engines from Gore to Mataura in 1936.

According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' the cylinder weighed 40 tons, and because the suspension bridge across the river at Mataura was likely not strong enough to support the combined weight, the convoy drove down River Road (a back route from Gore to Mataura).

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

photograph, black and white

Date Made

1936

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

Printed on back: 'Kodak Print / Velox'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 80 mm x w 140 mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

transport and communication/roads

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph

Object number

MT2015.3

Copyright Licence  

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