Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill employees]; unknown photographer; 1920-1925; MT20...


Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill employees]

About this object

A black and white photograph depicting a small group of (male) Mataura Paper Mill employees, their jobs listed as Engineers, Firemen and Carpenters.

Names and jobs, as written on reverse of frame:
(standing at back, left to right)
Alderson, (sr.) - carpenter
Heslin, J. - carpenter
Brand, W. - engineer
Webb, W. - engineer
Cullen, G. - engineer
Alderson (jr.) - carpenter
Marshall, I. - engineer
Rankin - engineer
McGillivray, B. - lorry driver
Currie, Bob - boiler man

(sitting along front, left to right)
Robinson, S. - fireman
Gardiner, W. (jr.) - blacksmith
McLean, Bill - engineer
McKay, Allan - engineer
Colvin, E. - engineer
Duncan, J. - fireman

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Embossed on front of frame: 'C. LAYTON / Gore / N.Z.'

On a sticker stuck to reverse of frame: 'D 28 - 2'

On a piece of paper stuck to reverse of frame in pen: 'NZ. Paper Mills Early 1920s / Engineers & Firemen & Carpenters / Back Row left to right / Alderson Senr J Heslin W. Brand W. Webb G Cullen / (Carpenter) (Carpenter) engineer engineer engineer / Alderson jnr Ian Marshall Rankin / (Carpenter) (Engineer) (Engineer) / B McGillivray Bob Currie / (Lorry Driver) (Boilerman) / Front Row / S Robinson W. Gardiner Bill McLean / fireman (blacksmith) (Engineer) Allan McKay E Colvin J. Duncan / (Engineer) (Engineer) (Fireman) / Donated by Mrs. ELSIE HILL nee Duncan'




h 197mm x w 250mm



photograph, black and white

Object Type


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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