Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill entry in the Canterbury Jubilee Industrial Exhibi...

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Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill entry in the Canterbury Jubilee Industrial Exhibition 1900]

About this object

A black and white photograph depicting a display of products of Mataura Falls Paper Mills Limited in a stand at the Canterbury Jubilee Industrial Exhibition which was held in Christchurch in 1900/1901. The display is behind glass and has a similar look to a store front window display. Included are a variety of the products produced by the Mataura Falls Paper Mills. The Company won an Award for its products, we have this Award in our Collection refer to MT2012.15.10.

The Mataura Paper Mill was one of many businesses and industries who had stands inside the newly-built Agricultural and Industrial Hall (as it was known then), and from all accounts the Exhibition was very popular during its three months stint.

The Agricultural and Industrial Hall was formally opened on 1 November 1900 and the jubilee exhibition opened that afternoon, which was declared a public holiday. The exhibition covered 74,000 square feet (6,900 m2) and took up two thirds of the city block described by Manchester, Gloucester, Worcester Streets and Latimer Square. It closed on 31 January 1901, having been visited by nearly 250,000 people, with a surplus of £3000. (taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic,_Christchurch)

According to a report in the Otago Daily Times dated 3 November 1900, very few exhibitors were from the Dunedin area.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Canterbury, Christchurch

Maker

E. Wheeler & Son.

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1900

Inscription and Marks

Printed on bottom left edge of photograph in white: 'PROTECTED NOV 2ND 1900 E WHEELER & SON'
Printed on mounting across top: 'CANTERBURY JUBILEE EXHIBITION, 1900.'
Printed on mounting across bottom:
'E. Wheeler & Son. / ESTABD. 1863. / CATHEDRAL SQUARE. / BAY IN THE EXHIBITION. / NEAR GOVT. DEFENCE EXHIBIT.'

Centred along bottom of mounting, between wording is an official monogram, featuring a lion and a unicorn, with a crown on a circle featuring a motto, and ribbon underneath the circle.
On reverse of mounting is glued A4 paper, onto that two smaller pieces of paper have been attached (another one was present at some stage but has been removed).
On the top piece of paper is printed: 'HERE IS NEWS! / KORES CONTACT COPY PAPER / (pronounced KOR-EEZ) / strongly established in Britain, Europe and North America, / is NOW MADE IN NEW ZEALAND'
On the second paper is printed a cartoon sketch of two men in conversation.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 250mm x w 315mm

medium

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

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.

Object number

MT2011.185.59

Copyright Licence  

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