Photograph [22 of 42, McConnell Album] ; Hyne, W. Crown Studio (Gore); 1925; MT2...


Photograph [22 of 42, McConnell Album]

About this object

Photograph; 22 of 42 from our copy of the McConnell Album. This photograph was taken in 1925 and shows the Mataura River flowing over the Mataura Falls (Te Au Nui). The north end of the Mataura Freezing Works is in the background. It is titled: 'Water Falls behind Freezing Works'.

The Album was commissioned by Charles McConnell, the then mayor of the Mataura Borough Council. The Gore Historical Museum also has a copy of this album; that album has 5 more prints and they are generally in better condition. We have accessioned digital scans of the Gore Museum's Album in our collection as MT2012.72.1 to MT2012.72.47 (inclusive).

The photographs in our copy of this album are accessioned as MT2015.15.1 to MT2015.15.42 (inclusive).

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


Hyne, W. Crown Studio (Gore)

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

handwritten in white ink below the photograph: 'Mataura Falls behind Freezing Works'.




Album: h 60mm x w 180mm x l 280mm, medium
Photograph: h140 mm x w 190mm, small


photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph album

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura freezing works

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura falls (Te Au Nui)

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated

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