Photograph [Aerial View of Mataura]; unknown photographer; 1960s; MT2011.185.138

Name/Title

Photograph [Aerial View of Mataura]

About this object

Black and white photograph of Mataura looking south, taken in the early 1960s. Mataura residents called the small subdivision in the left foreground, Pommie Town.

Here is the back story: Fletcher's bought into the New Zealand Paper Mills in 1960 and NZPM's embarked on a major upgrade. The Mill was modernised to produce high quality white paper. A group of overseas workers (mainly Scottish) was brought in to work at the Mill; their experience in making fine papers was intended to bridge the transition while local workers learnt the new techniques. The new houses in the aerial photograph were built to accommodate these newcomers, hence the nickname Pommie Town.

By 1969 the reorganisation and refit of the Mill was complete and the Mill had converted from brown to white paper production.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1960s

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on reverse in pencil: 'S160-24'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 171mm x w 187mm
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura town

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.138

Copyright Licence  

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