Photograph [Men and Boys outside Mataura Post Office]; unknown photographer; 187...

Name/Title

Photograph [Men and Boys outside Mataura Post Office]

About this object

A black and white photograph of men and boys outside the Mataura Post Office & Telegraph building. Several bicycles are leaning up against the building. The group of men to the left are likely Post Office employees, and the bicycles used for deliveries.

This particular Post Office is known as 'No. 2', as this public service building has gone through several metamorphoses since the first purpose-build building opened in 1872. 'No. 2' was erected on Bridge Street, near the railway lines, in 1877, and was used until the postal service grew too large for the building; so ended the building's life as a Post Office in 1915.

We would love to be able to identify any of the people in this photograph.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

photograph, black and white

Date Made

1877-1915

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in pencil on reverse of photograph: 'P Done'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 253mm x w 305mm
medium

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph

Object number

MT2011.185.318

Copyright Licence  

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