Photograph [Noel & Alice Nunn with Norris & Hazel Johnston]; unknown photographe...


Photograph [Noel & Alice Nunn with Norris & Hazel Johnston]

About this object

A black and white photograph of Noel and Alice Nunn with Norris and Hazel Johnston seated together at an Awards dinner recognising their 40 years of service for New Zealand Paper Mills Limited and its successor New Zealand Forest Products Limited.The event was held in Auckland on 25 November 1981.

Noel and Alice Nunn are seated on the left, with Norris and Hazel Johnston on the right.

Norris first started working at the Mataura Paper Mill in 1936 as a 16 year old as a cutter assistant in the finishing department before moving on to other roles in that department including packing, dispatch, cutters, wrappers and tally clerk. In 1951 Norris took on the role of New Zealand Paper Mills branch manager in Wellington. In 1961 he returned to Mataura as finishing supervisor. in 1977 he was promoted to the position of general manager of the Mataura Paper Mill, holding that position until his retirement in 1984.

For the majority of his career, Noel worked as a Winderman ensuring that papers reels were properly prepared before transfer to the Mill's finishing room.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


unknown photographer

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h 150 mm x w 200 mm


photograph, black and white

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Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill/employees

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

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