Photograph [Three Men Panning for Gold]; unknown photographer; 1930s; MT2011.185...

Name/Title

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.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Otago

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1930s

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in pencil on reverse of mounting: 'William Walter Cayill / 1860 - 1940'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 246mm x w 172mm
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

games/amusements/hobbies

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

MT2011.185.246

Rights

All rights reserved

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