Photograph [Balneaves Family Portrait celebrating Golden Wedding Anniversary]; M...

Name/Title

Photograph [Balneaves Family Portrait celebrating Golden Wedding Anniversary]

About this object

A black and white portrait of members of the Balneaves family, on the occasion of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Andrew and his wife Jane (nee Rankin).

The wedding took place in 1881, so the Golden Wedding Anniversary was celebrated in 1931.

According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' (pg. 61), Andrew Balneaves arrived in Mataura in 1878 (he was originally from Scotland), becoming a prominent member of the town. He first ran a butchery & bakery business before working for John MacGibbon & Sons for 48 years. He became a member of the Mataura Town Board, then a councillor and mayor from 1909 to 1912.

He was an elder in the Mataura Presbyterian Church, and also became a member of several local clubs:
Bowling Club
Defence Rifle Club
Highland Society
Horticultural Society
Kilties Band
Oddfellows Lodge

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Gore

Maker

Mora Studio, The (Gore)

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1931

Inscription and Marks

Stamped into bottom left-hand corner of photograph are the photographers details: 'THE MORA STUDIO, / GORE N.Z.'

Handwritten in blue pen on reverse of photograph: 'Balneaves family on occasion / of Golden Wedding'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 83mm x w 133mm
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

celebrations/weddings

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords

people

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.222

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
Share