Photograph [Mataura Dairy Factory employees, 1916-1917]; Southland Photo Co.; 19...


Photograph [Mataura Dairy Factory employees, 1916-1917]

About this object

A black and white photograph depicting a group of male Mataura Dairy Factory employees wearing semi-formal attire (suits and ties), posing outside in front of a high wooden fence. In front of the seated row are displayed three of the factory's product boxes; the two round ones for cheese, and the square box for whey.

Employees are (left to right),
back row:
Douglas, G.C.
Currie, P.
Cameron, H.
Johnston, A.
Bristow, S.H.
Hoare, A.E.
front row:
Clearwater, G.C.
Cameron, W.F.
Lawson, G.
McDonald, D.M. (manager)
Henderson, J.H.
Richmond, W.T.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


Southland Photo Co.

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Printed on front of mounting,
above photograph: 'MATAURA DAIRY FACTORY STAFF. / SEASON 1916-1917.'
below photograph: 'SOUTHLAND PHOTO CO. / Front Row. - G. C. Clearwater, W. F. Cameron, G. Lawson, D. M. McDonald (Manager), J. H. Henderson, / and W. T. Richmond. / Back Row. - G. C. Douglas, P. Currie, H. Cameron, A. Johnston, S. H. Bristow, and A. E. Hoare.

On reverse of mounting,
in blue pen: '89 (crossed out) 457 (crossed out) E34 - 1 / Given by Mike Corbett'
in blue pen on white sticker: 'Offer to / Mataura Society / 245'




h 255mm x w 303mm



photograph, black and white

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura dairy factory

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura dairy factory/employees

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.

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