Photograph [1978 Flood, Sandy Dixon & Son]; Henderson, Keith Raymond; 1973; MT20...

Name/Title

Photograph [1978 Flood, Sandy Dixon & Son]

About this object

This is one of a series of 40 black and white photographs taken by Keith Henderson which show the impact of the October 1978 flood of the Mataura River on the town of Mataura. Keith was Mayor of Mataura from 1970 to 1983 and was a keen amateur photographer.

The photograph shows Sandy Dixon and his son standing on the intersection of Kana and Argyle Streets, Mataura. The villa in the background was owned by the Brett family in 1978 and was once owned by Archibald Nairn MacGibbon and May MacGibbon who called it Bowmore. We have a postcard in the collection showing how high the flood came through the villa during the 1913 flood (refer MT2013.14.4).

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Henderson, Keith Raymond

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1973

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on reverse of original album paper:
'Sandy Dixon & Son, Bretts House. Originally MacGibbon's home - corner of Kana and Argyle St. 1978 Flood'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 160 mm x w 210 mm
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river/floods

Medium and Materials

organic, processed materials, paper

Credit Line

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

Object number

MT2017.18.10

Rights

All rights reserved

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