Photograph [40 of 47, McConnell Album] ; Hyne, Crown Studio (Gore); 1925; MT2012...


Mataura Museum


Photograph [40 of 47, McConnell Album]

About this object

Photograph; 40 of 47 from the McConnell Album. A compilation of 7 photographs taken in 1925 of the Mataura Freezing Works. An exterior panoramic photograph is on top of 6 interior scenes including the beef board, mutton and lamb slaughtering board, the cooling chamber, the power house, part of the electrical department and dressed lamb carcasses to be sent to London for exhibition. The Southland Frozen Meat and Produce Export Company owned the Works up until 1989 when it was sold to the Alliance Group Limited.

The Album was commissioned by Charles McConnell, the then mayor of the Mataura Borough Council. It is now in the Gore Historical Society's collection and is held at the Gore Museum.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura


Hyne, W. Crown Studio (Gore)

Maker Role



photograph, black and white

Date Made


Medium and Materials

digital scan

Inscription and Marks

Page heading: 'Southland Frozen Meat and Produce Export Company's Works at Mataura' / The Beef Board / Mutton & Lamb Slaughtering Board / Lambs sent to London for Exhibition average weight. 76.4 lbs bred and fattened by Mr R Kilpatrick, Mataura / The Cooling Chamber / The Power House / Section of Electrical Department'.




digital scan
original photograph: h 190 mm x w 130mm

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura freezing works

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura freezing works/employees

Credit Line

From the collection of the Gore District Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

photograph album

Object number


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