Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Mataura Flour Mill, the Mataura River and Mataur...

Name/Title

Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill, Mataura Flour Mill, the Mataura River and Mataura Falls]

About this object

A black and white photograph taken in 1889 with the Mataura Paper Mill in the foreground, across on the west bank of the Mataura River is the Mataura Flour Mill. The Mataura River and Mataura Falls are in the centre of the image. The background shows, as yet undeveloped land.

The Mataura Flour Mill was created on the west bank of the Mataura River, opposite the Mataura Paper Mill after public concerns over the Mill company's attempts to monopolise the area on both sides of the Mataura Falls. The Mataura Flour Mill was demolished in 1892 to make way for the Mataura Freezing Works. Further information can be found in the Society's book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' pages 168-9.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1889

Inscription and Marks

On photograph in bottom right-hand corner is embossing: 'Dunedin [unable to read the rest]'

The front of the mounting is marked and discoloured and creased in places.

On the reverse of the mounting,
in blue pen: 'Photo of Paper Mill / & Flour Mill / 1889 / T. Dixon / Kana St / Mataura / 67%'
in pencil: 'per Mr Henderson'
in red pen on sticker behind cellotape: '46'

Small double holes in each corner of the mounting indicate it was once stapled onto something else. There is a large crease in the bottom left-hand corner of the mounting.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 229mm x w 285mm
medium

Period

1880s

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura falls (Te Au Nui)

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura/mataura flour mill

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.58

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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