Photograph, [Elsie Hill]; unknown photographer; 1940-1950; MT2011.185.447
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."
h 300mm x w 210mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paper
organic, vegetal, wood
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number