Photograph [Portrait of Andrew Balneaves]; Clayton, Charles (Gore); 1920s; MT201...


Photograph [Portrait of Andrew Balneaves]

About this object

A black and white portrait Andrew Balneaves.

According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' (pg. 61), Andrew Balneaves arrived in Mataura in 1878 (he was originally from Scotland), becoming a prominent member of the town. He first ran a butchery & bakery business before working for John MacGibbon & Sons for 48 years. He became a member of the Mataura Town Board, then a councillor and mayor from 1909 to 1912.

He was an elder in the Mataura Presbyterian Church, and also became a member of several local clubs:
Bowling Club, the Defence Rifle Club, the Highland Society, the Horticultural Society, the Kilties Band and Oddfellows Lodge.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


Clayton, Charles (Gore)

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Stamped into mounting, bottom front left-hand corner 'CLAYTON / Gore / N.Z'

On reverse of mounting:
handwritten in blue pen - 'Mr Andrew Balneaves'
stamped: 'THIS or ANY PHOTO (whether taken originally by / us or not) we can finish in Oils, Water Colours, / or Black and White, to any size required. / any Photo copied and Enlarged to suit Customer. / MINIATURES for Pendants, Lockets, Brooches / &c., done from ANY Photo, and finished in / highest -class Colours, Black and White / or Sepia, etc. / PRICES STRICTLY MODERATE / ALL WORK GUARANTEED TO LAST.'




h 173mm x w 125mm


photograph, black and white

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords


Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

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