Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill equipment being moved from Gore to Mataura by tra...
Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill equipment being moved from Gore to Mataura by traction engines]About this object
A black and white photograph depicting the scene as the cylinder for the new No. 5 paper making machine for the Mataura Paper Mill is hauled by two traction engines from Gore to Mataura in 1936.
According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' the cylinder weighed 40 tons, and because the suspension bridge across the river at Mataura was likely not strong enough to support the combined weight, the convoy drove down River Road (a back route from Gore to Mataura).
1936Inscription and Marks
mounting and in bottom corner of photograph, embossed stamp, circular design: 'CLAYTON / Gore / N.Z.'
mounting, across bottom in pen: measurement lines with '3 3/4' spaced centrally, depicting width of photograph.
On reverse of mounting:
in blue pen: 'Hauling the No 5 machine from / Gore to Mataura in 1936'
in black pen: 'C6 - 15 / 1/2 SIZE'
in pencil: 'J Miller'
stamped: 'C. Gaynor Clayton, / Portrait Specialist, / Gore, N.Z'
h 245mm x w 278mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number