Photograph [Portrait of Andrew Balneaves]; Clayton, Charles (Gore); 1920s; MT201...
Photograph [Portrait of Andrew Balneaves]About this object
A black and white portrait Andrew Balneaves.
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, the Defence Rifle Club, the Highland Society, the Horticultural Society, the Kilties Band and Oddfellows Lodge.
1920sInscription and Marks
Stamped into mounting, bottom front left-hand corner 'CLAYTON / Gore / N.Z'
On reverse of mounting:
handwritten in blue pen - 'Mr Andrew Balneaves'
stamped: 'THIS or ANY PHOTO (whether taken originally by / us or not) we can finish in Oils, Water Colours, / or Black and White, to any size required. / any Photo copied and Enlarged to suit Customer. / MINIATURES for Pendants, Lockets, Brooches / &c., done from ANY Photo, and finished in / highest -class Colours, Black and White / or Sepia, etc. / PRICES STRICTLY MODERATE / ALL WORK GUARANTEED TO LAST.'
h 173mm x w 125mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number