Photograph [Sleeman's coal/lignite pit]; unknown photographer; 1904-1907; MT2011...

Name/Title

Photograph [Sleeman's coal/lignite pit]

About this object

A photograph depicting workmen at an open face coal/lignite pit owned by Messrs C.P. Sleeman and Co. The men are using pick axes to chip away at the face of the rock. In front of the men is a horse-drawn dray waiting to be loaded with extracted lumps of coal/lignite. The pit was situated at the south end of Mataura, close to the Waimumu Stream.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1904-1907

Inscription and Marks

Photograph has bottom right-hand corner missing. Top left-hand corner and left-hand edge is discoloured, and there is a light smattering of brown spots across it.

The mounting has wear and tear in places, and edges have become scruffy.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 253mm x w 305mm

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura/coal/lignite/mining

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.71

Rights

All rights reserved

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