Artwork [Sketch of First Mataura Post Office]; Hill; 1960-1968; MT2016.12.1

Name/Title

Artwork [Sketch of First Mataura Post Office]

About this object

Sketch; reproduction of a pen sketch of Mataura's first Post Office on Kana Street. Here is the back story from our book 'Mataura City of the Falls'.

'The building, looking very much like a church was erected with timber brought over from England in the 1860s. Originally the timber was meant for two buildings - one in the North Island and one in the South Island. Somehow there was a mix up in the timbers (which were numbered in sections) and the ultimate and entirely unforeseen result was a building unique in design. The old wooden structure with its high pitched gables and oddly-shaped windows became something of a landmark. It served as the District's Post Office until 1877. It then served as a dwelling and was used by the Perry family before being demolished in 1968.

Maker

Hill

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

1960-1968

Medium and Materials

processed materials, paper
processed materials, writing fluid, ink

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Technique

sketched

Measurements

h 155mm x w 215mm
medium

Subject and Association Keywords

transport and communication/postal service

Credit Line

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

Object Type

art work

Object number

MT2016.12.1

Copyright Licence  

Copyright status unknown - orphaned work

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