Photograph [Cow Pulling Buggy]; unknown photographer; 06.06.1953; MT2011.185.320

Name/Title

Photograph [Cow Pulling Buggy]

About this object

A black and white photograph taken of a cow pulling a two-wheeled buggy and four passengers in front of the Mataura Freezing Works. The event was a parade in Mataura on Saturday 6 June 1953, celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II . The Mataura Ensign has a full report on the celebrations on page 4 of its 8 June 1953 edition.

The report opens: ' The highlight of the afternoon's gala was the procession - a triumph of ingenuity and spectacle. The parade of decorated vehicles far surpassed anything seen in Eastern Southland for many years. In a colour scheme of red, white and blue, prominence was given to the Coronation theme and to the conquest of Mount Everest. In the 20 or more floats and other units there was not one inferior one.'

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

06.06.1953

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 65mm x w 110mm
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

transport and communication/roads

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

MT2011.185.320

Rights

All rights reserved

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