Photograph [Mr Kirkwood and Mr Charlie Hunter]; [?]; [?]; CT82.1300b


Photograph [Mr Kirkwood and Mr Charlie Hunter]

About this object

Photograph; Mr Kirkwood with dog, and a studio photograph of Mr Charlie Hunter.

Mr Kirkwood and Mr Hunter were two of the men who used explosives to blast rock from the channel through the Catlins bar.

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

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Maker Role



Hart Campbell & Co

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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Written by John Logan beneath the photographs, 'Mr Kirkwood. Gift of Mr R/Berney/Mr Charlie Huhnter./Gift of Mrs J Wilson/They blew up the rock in the channel of/the Catlins bar 1873'.

Written on the back, 'Mr R Berney told me that Mr C Hunter had mine experience at home... ...There was another man who was jealous and he got the blame for blowing up the dynamite which was stored in a vacant hut inside the bar on Berney's point. No one was killed or hurt must have been well planned. explosion heard in Kaitangata the post master rang up Mr G Dabinett for particulars./ J.L.'



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Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, customs relative to public and social life

Credit Line

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

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