Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Mataura Falls, Mataura Freezing Works taken from...

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Mataura Falls, Mataura Freezing Works taken from an aerial view]

About this object

Photograph; a black and white aerial view prominently featuring the Mataura Paper Mill and the Mataura Falls, with the Mataura Freezing Works, Mataura River and peripheral township also in view.

The photograph also depicts a stretch of Kana Street running past the Mataura Paper Mill. This is an interesting shot which highlights the expansiveness of the Mataura Paper Mill one does not get to see from the ground, and how the Mill and the Mataura Freezing Works have developed alongside the Mataura Falls from a northern aspect instead of a more often seen southern aspect.

The aerial photograph was taken by an Auckland-based company, Whites Aviation Limited, established in 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967). The company produced thousands of aerial photographs taken across New Zealand (and beyond), and these photographs have become a valuable tool for researchers, historians and others.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Whites Aviation Limited (Auckland)

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1940-1970

Inscription and Marks

On reverse:
Stamped: 'COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY / WHEN RE-ORDERING PLEASE QUOTE / No. 21009 / WHITES AVIATION LIMITED / DILWORTH BUILDINGS, AUCKLAND, N.Z / AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS: TOWNS, / SCENIC RESORTS, FARMS, BUILDINGS / AIR TRAVEL: BOOKING AGENTS FOR / PRINCIPAL [?] AIRLINES / AERONAUTICAL [?] WHITES / AVIATION" - [?] / FLYING" - A [?] / POPULAR [?]'
Sticker on reverse: a basic compass diagram depicted by two crossed lines, initials 'N / E / S / W' at each point.
Pen: above sticker 'KANA ST'; in top left corner is written 'E27-20'.
Pencil: top right corner 'p [?]'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 107mm x w 164mm

small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura freezing works

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura falls (Te Au Nui)

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

MT2011.185.34

Rights

All rights reserved

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