Photograph [Southland Pioneer Settlers' Association]; Ross, C.S. (Mr) (Invercarg...
Photograph [Southland Pioneer Settlers' Association]About this object
A black and white photograph of a gathering of the Southland Pioneer Settlers' Association taken on 27 March 1895. The occasion was a train excursion to Mataura for a tour of the Paper Mill, Freezing Works and Gardiner's Foundry. The Association was hosted by Mr and Mrs Cameron and the group is standing in front of the Cameron's Stone Hall in Main Street, Mataura.
According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls', the Stone Hall (also known as the Sale Rooms) was built by the Cameron's in 1883 with stones from a quarry located near the Mataura Falls and timber from the Tuturau Bush. This stone building was next to the Cameron's Hotel.
The Otago Daily Times recorded the excursion and the names of all the attendees.
27.03.1895Inscription and Marks
On reverse of mounting:
stamped 'C.S.Ross / Photo'
stamped inside decorative border 'D.ROSS / TAY STREET, INVERCARGILL / (much of the following three lines are unreadable) / (?) FRAMES MADE TO ORDER.'
h x 163mm x w 210mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number