Photograph [Mataura Freezing Works staff]; Blackley, George; 1890s; MT2011.185.9
Photograph [Mataura Freezing Works staff]About this object
Undated black and white photograph of staff at the Mataura Freezing Works. We think it was taken at the Charlton killing sheds which were part of the Works between 1893 and 1898. The carcasses in the photograph are in a cooling room where they 'set' before they were put in specially built vans and taken on a tramway to the main plant.Place Made
photograph, black and whiteDate Made
1890sMedium and Materials
processed material, paper.Inscription and Marks
'GEO Blackley Photo' is stamped on the front and reverse of the mount.
'P. Dore' is written in pencil on the reverse.
The following names are handwritten in pencil on the reverse of the mount:
'M Kingdon (spelling of first name unclear), Hunt, Tom Isett, Alex Milne, Tommie Rennie, Jack Walker, Wallis (behind), Dave Walton, Adam (carpenter), Hamilton (manager), Charlie Allot (of Edendale Strychnine case)
h 235mm x w 297mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society IncorporatedObject Type