Postcard [Mataura Paper Mill]; Sleeman, C.P. (Mr); 1893-1923; MT2011.185.31

Name/Title

Postcard [Mataura Paper Mill]

About this object

Undated black and white Postcard, showing the Mataura Paper Mill and Mataura River.

This photograph was taken by Charles Palmer Sleeman. Originally from England, he arrived in Mataura in 1882, aged 26. He first farmed at Te Tipua before buying land at the south end of Mataura, where he and his wife Hannah raised a family of eight sons and six daughters. He owned a number of coal/lignite pits in Mataura near the Waimumu stream. He was prominent in town affairs, and helped establish the Mataura Anglican Church and Brass Band. He was also an amateur photographer and a Mataura Borough councillor.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Sleeman, C.P. (Mr)

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1893-1923

Inscription and Marks

Stamped on reverse:'NEW ZEALAND ART POST CARD / BY / C. P. SLEEMAN / MATAURA'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 90mm x w 140mm

small

Format

postcard

Object Type

postcard

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.31

Copyright Licence  

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