Photograph [Three Men Panning for Gold]; unknown photographer; 1930s; MT2011.185...
Photograph [Three Men Panning for Gold]About this object
A black and white photograph capturing three men as they are panning for gold in a river (possibly one of the central Otago rivers).
One man is possibly identified as William Walter Cargill.
This is a particularly nice photo, as the men look intent on their purpose but happy to be panning, and hopeful of success. The beautiful rock formations in the background form a contrast and give solidity and a timeless quality to the scene. One could easily imagine similar events from 100 years earlier, with only the style of dress changed.
1930sInscription and Marks
Handwritten in pencil on reverse of mounting: 'William Walter Cayill / 1860 - 1940'Technique
h 246mm x w 172mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number