Photographs [Alice Miller Collection]; [?]; 20th century; 2020.429.23


Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.


Photographs [Alice Miller Collection]

About this object

Photographs from the collection of Alice Miller.

Alice Miller (nee Harrington) grew up in Ratanui. Her uncle (Stansfield) owned the Ratanui Store.

1. Tawanui School picnic held at Pounawea, early 1940. In the group are Mr and Mrs Wybrow and Mr and Mrs Miller and their children.

2. Ratanui Sunday School picnic, 1915. In the group are Bessie Berney, Hazel Hutton, Ethel Anderson, Ada Durham and Alice Miller.

3. Ratanui Sunday School.

4. Grandad Miller with men at a sawmill.

5.'The Island, Pounawea', by Anne Clark.

6. Woodchopping competitors.

Back L-R: Norman Geary, Alex Eason, ? Andrews, Charlie Hay, Jack Spinks, Jerry Spinks, Jim Allan.

Front L-R: Dave Geary, Dad [Andrew Miller?], Tom Ashmore, Bill Laughton, Cluny Ashmore, Bill Ashmore, Jim Milner.

7. Wedding photograph, 'Aunt Annie, April 1908'.

8. Ratanui School about 1907.

9. Crosscut sawing competition, Owaka 1906.

10. Soldiers in WWI uniform. Caption on the back is, 'Dad' [Andrew Miller?].

11. Katea School, 1905.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins



Maker Role




Date Made

20th century

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper;
processed material, cardboard

Inscription and Marks

Names and captions written on backs of photographs.


h 250mm x w 300mm (largest photo including mount card).

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, customs relative to public and social life

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, customs relative to private life

Subject and Association Keywords

modern history, 20th century, World War I (1914-1918)

Subject and Association Keywords

human settlements. communities, recreation. amusements

Subject and Association Keywords

human settlements. communities, mental and moral life

Subject and Association Keywords

education (general)

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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