Photograph [Gardiner's Foundry, Mataura]; Blackley, George; 05.03.1898; MT2014.2...

Name/Title

Photograph [Gardiner's Foundry, Mataura]

About this object

Black and white photograph of Gardiner's Foundry and its workers on Kana Street, Mataura taken on 5 March 1898.

Gardiner's engineering operated in Mataura from 1862 to 1910. It was established by William Gardiner and continued by three of his sons (William, Alex and Edward). The business specialised in making agricultural equipment. Its ploughs were widely used and favoured at ploughing matches. Besides ploughs it also produced: combined drills, ridgers, drays, wagons, rollers and harrows. All its products were marked 'W.Gardiner'. After the business closed, Bill Gardiner (Junior) spent his last 25 years as blacksmith at the Mataura Paper Mill.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Blackley, George

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

photograph, black and white

Date Made

05.03.1898

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

Printed on front: "W. Gardiner & Co. Implement Works, Mataura N.Z. / Geo. Blackley, Photo / Edendale, N.Z. /March 5th '98 (1898).

Printed on reverse: 'GEO. BLACKLEY, PHOTO, EDENDALE'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 212mm x w 278mm
medium

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph

Object number

MT2014.21

Copyright Licence  

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