Photograph [Shanks Anderson Wedding Party in Car]; unknown photographer; 1907; M...


Photograph [Shanks Anderson Wedding Party in Car]

About this object

A black and white photograph of Philip James Shanks and Jane Elizabeth Anderson's wedding party sitting in a Darracq motor car, 1907.

Identified in the photograph:
bride, wearing large white hat - Anderson, Jane Elizabeth (Jean)
groom, wearing bowler hat - Shanks, Philip James
bridesmaid, back seat on right - Anderson, Ellen

The two men in the front seat of the car may be Anderson brothers.
It was the first car to be used for a wedding in Mataura. This car was sold to a Mataura customer in 1907 by the Stone Bros. of Invercargill. We think it belonged to C.P (Charlie) Sleeman who operated a successful coal mine in Mataura from 1893 to 1907.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On reverse of mounting:
handwritten in black pen on a white sticker - 'The Motor car is a / CLEMENT TALBUT / PHOTO TAKEN OCTOBER / 1908'
handwritten in blue pen - 'E29 - 14A / E. WEBB / FLAT D PARATA / aunt Jeans Wedding / mother & bridesmaid / 1st Motor Car wedding / in Mataura / Bride was / wife Jean Anderson / husband with Bowler hat was Phillip Shanks / Girl on back seat, far side Ellen Anderson / Two men in front unknown to me. (ANDERSON BROS.)'




h 244mm x w 304mm


photograph, black and white

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

transport and communication/roads

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Credit Line

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

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