Photographs, Rabbit Island, Cromwell; Unknown maker; unknown; CR2012.594.2


Photographs, Rabbit Island, Cromwell

About this object

Two cards mounted with six black and white photos each of Rabbit Island and the Clutha River. Photos are labelled with typewritten titles. Three photos have Ron written underneath in pencil, presumably taken by Ron Murray, photographer.
The photographs consist of The Rabbit Island Crib - a popular visiting spot. 1920's - 1930's. One photograph shows its interior, another surrounded by snow, another the row boats used as transport to the island.
Another group of photos show "The famous escapade of the day." Three hut boys: George Hayward, George McNulty and Bobby Mitchell rowing down the Clutha River (rapids) to the Junction into the Kawarau. "Cromwell Folk" are photographed "watching the last lap" on the Cromwell Bridge.

Place Made

New Zealand, Otago, Cromwell


Unknown maker

Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Rabbit Island - Popular visiting spot aprox. (sic) 1925 on. George McNulty, George Hayward, Bobby Mitchell, Bob Ward, & Dave Betts. -- Weekend Rondevous. (sic)
Under Snow.
Interiour (sic) of "The Hut"
Approach to the Island. (from natural to flood conditions)
The famous escapade of the day. - Three Hut Boys - George Hayward, George McNulty, & Bobby Mitchell - by Row Boat-down the Clutha to the Junction into the Kawarau.
Cromwell Folk watching the last lap. (news by bush telegraph)
Transport to the Island.
Signatures on the back - D J Betts, ?, B. Partridge, Ron Murray


L 280mm X W 222mm
Each photograph L 107mm X W 65mm



Object Type

Photographs, Cromwell

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Cromwell history

Subject and Association Keywords

Clutha River

Medium and Materials

Photographic paper and cardboard

Named Collection

From the Baden Partridge Collection

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

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