Photograph [Mataura Freezing Works staff]; Blackley, George; 1890s; MT2011.185.9

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Freezing Works staff]

About this object

Undated black and white photograph of staff at the Mataura Freezing Works. We think it was taken at the Charlton killing sheds which were part of the Works between 1893 and 1898. The carcasses in the photograph are in a cooling room where they 'set' before they were put in specially built vans and taken on a tramway to the main plant.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Blackley, George

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1890s

Inscription and Marks

'GEO Blackley Photo' is stamped on the front and reverse of the mount.
'P. Dore' is written in pencil on the reverse.

The following names are handwritten in pencil on the reverse of the mount:
'M Kingdon (spelling of first name unclear), Hunt, Tom Isett, Alex Milne, Tommie Rennie, Jack Walker, Wallis (behind), Dave Walton, Adam (carpenter), Hamilton (manager), Charlie Allot (of Edendale Strychnine case)

Technique

printed

Technique

mounted

Measurements

h 235mm x w 297mm
medium

Period

1890s

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura freezing works

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper.

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated

Object number

MT2011.185.9

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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