Photograph [Owaka Valley Skimming Factory]; [?]; 23.10.1903; CT83.1118c


Photograph [Owaka Valley Skimming Factory]

About this object

Photograph; a black and white photograph of the Owaka Valley dairy skimming factory (1893-1923), taken October 23rd, 1903. Several horses and carts are stopped in front of the factory building.

Those present have been identified as: on verandah: George Roger (manager), Kate Weir, John McNutt and Donald Matheson, Carts from left: John Duley, Oliver Andrews, John Mitchell, Bill Morris, Joe McNutt, Dick Stoddart, Andrew Tompson (Thomson?), Randolph Dick and Bill Bradfield.

The factory switched to cheese in 1919 and closed in 1923.

The original photograph has been digitised. A digital image and copy print are available for research access.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Owaka Valley



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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on reverse: '23 Oct 1903 / First manager George Roger...'



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Subject and Association Keywords

history of Oceania, New Zealand, local history and description

Subject and Association Keywords

animal culture, cattle, dairy processing. dairy products

Subject and Association Keywords

animal culture, cattle, dairying

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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