Photograph [Gardiner's House, Kana Street, Mataura]; unknown photographer; c.189...

Name/Title

Photograph [Gardiner's House, Kana Street, Mataura]

About this object

Undated black and white photograph of William Gardiner's house on Kana Street, Mataura taken c.1890. William had this house built next to his foundry which operated in Mataura from 1862 to 1910. The Mataura Squash Courts are now on this site.

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 of its products were marked 'W.Gardiner'. William established the business and it was continued by three of his sons (William, Alex and Edward). 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

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

photograph, black and white

Date Made

c.1890

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 108mm x w 155mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords

housing

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph

Object number

MT2014.22

Copyright Licence  

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