Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Sam Stark in the Chopper House]; unknown photogr...
Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Sam Stark in the Chopper House]About this object
A black and white photograph of the interior of the Mataura Paper Mill's Chopper House. Long term employee Sam Stark is feeding strands of rope into the Chopper. Rope was one of the raw materials which was processed and transformed into paper bag products. Other raw products included: sacking, recycled paper, rags and flax fibre.
Sam Stark retired from the Mill in the late 1940s or early 1950s after 50 plus years service. When management suggested he should retire, Sam's response was ' I wouldn't have taken the job if I knew it wasn't going to be permanent'.
1890-1925Inscription and Marks
On reverse (mounting), in pen on a sticker:
'Bag Factory / SAM STARK / E14 - 33'
On reverse is what appears to be the remnants of another picture, most of it torn away, but remaining picture shows a wedding cake and table setting.
h 151mm x w 210mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number
very nice, good job