Photograph [Gardiner's Foundry, Mataura]; unknown photographer; 1880-1910; MT201...

Name/Title

Photograph [Gardiner's Foundry, Mataura]

About this object

Undated black and white photograph of Gardiner's Foundry on Kana Street, Mataura with the Suspension Bridge and Bridge Street in the background.

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 of 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

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

photograph, black and white

Date Made

1880-1910

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

The name 'E J LEITCH' is stamped twice on the reverse of the photograph.

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 140mm x w 165mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph

Object number

MT2011.185.114

Copyright Licence  

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