Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill Cylinder being moved from Gore to Mataura by trac...
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).
photograph, black and whiteDate Made
1936Medium and Materials
processed material, paperInscription and Marks
Printed on back: 'Kodak Print / Velox'.Technique
h 80 mm x w 140 mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type