Photograph, [Elsie Hill]; unknown photographer; 1940-1950; MT2011.185.447

Name/Title

Photograph, [Elsie Hill]

About this object

A black and white copy of a photograph of Elsie Hill (nee Duncan). Elsie was a pianist and provided the accompaniment music to silent films played in the local theatre. She was also involved in the Mataura Brass Band and the Mataura Orchestral Society. In 1982 Elsie was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for her musical services to the community.
Elsie Hill was the mother of Jimmy Hill who went on to become the drummer with the pop group Ray Columbus and Invaders. The group released the sublime "She's a Mod", and other chart topping numbers of the 1960's. Jimmy was born in Mataura in 1943 and passed away in 2000. He was a talented musican and also composed the Kiwi classic "Love is Bigger than the Whole Wide World."

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1940-1950

Technique

printed

Technique

framed

Measurements

h 300mm x w 210mm
medium

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords

people

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper
organic, vegetal, wood

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2011.185.447

Rights

All rights reserved

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