Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, showing the construction of No. 4 Mill]; Cottere...


Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, showing the construction of No. 4 Mill]

About this object

A black and white phototgraph of the Mataura Paper Mill, dated 1922-1923 showing the construction of the No. 4 Mill, looking over the top of the No. 2 Mill towards the town. The No. 2 boiler house chimney is in the centre and the new boiler house is in the right foreground. The photograph is mounted on brown cardboard.

The Mataura City of the Falls book has several entries about the photographer H.R. Cotterell, [Harry]. The entry on page 117 says that:

Harry Cotterell came to Mataura at the end of World War 1. He lived upstairs in the Henry's Building. His great love was fishing and he became a well known figure as he paraded down Bridge Street, his cap covered with brightly tinted fishing flies which he had expertly made himself. He had a built in aversion to work but was clever with his hands and was a good photographer. How he financed his equipment which included a new Matchless motor bike was a real puzzle to the locals. He has was involved in the Mataura Angling Club and the Horticultural Society.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


Cotterell, H.R. (Harry)

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On the reverse side, handwritten in blue ink, at top left hand corner,'E34-13'.
A white sticker reads,'YEAR/1922-23'.
The name 'E. J. LEITCH' stamped.
A larger white sticker, typed,' New Zealand Paper Mills Ltd Mataura. /A view of the construction of the No. 4/ Mill looking over the top of the No. 2 Mill /towards the town. No. 2 boiler house chimney/at centre and the new boiler house at / right foreground about 1922-24. ' /The name H.R. Cotterell photo is written in blue ink on the bottom right hand corner.




h 245mm x w 300mm



photograph, black and white

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Medium and Materials

Processed material, paper.

Credit Line

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

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