Framed photograph, John McKinnon; Unknown photographer; 1910-1930; RI.FW2021.087


Framed photograph, John McKinnon

About this object

A framed photograph of John McKinnon (1838-1932), on what looks like the edge of the Pourakino River. An inscription on the reverse suggests it was donated by Mrs T. McNeil of Riverton.

John McKinnon emigrated from Scotland to Otago in 1859. A successful claim at Nokomai saw John win enough gold to purchase land at Wrights Bush, which he farmed for the rest of his working life. He married Sarah Anne Wood in 1877, they had six children, three sons and three daughters.

John retired to Riverton and passed away in 1932 aged 95. His obituary was published in the Western Star on 9 September 1932 and is available online via Papers Past.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland


Unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On a printed label glued to the front: 'John McKinnon'. Handwritten on the reverse in the top left corner: 'JOHN McKINNON PER MRS T McNEIL RTON'. Handwritten on reverse: '95- 348 147'. Handwritten on reverse on a yellow sticker: '03/04'. Handwritten on reverse on a yellow sticker and adjacent to sticker: '1/95 Negative'.


h 400 mm x w 450 mm x d 15 mm

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, paper, cardboard
organic, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, glass

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Public Domain Public Domain

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