Photograph [Gold Mining, Waimumu Stream, 2 of 2]; unknown photographer; 1930; MT...

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Name/Title

Photograph [Gold Mining, Waimumu Stream, 2 of 2]

About this object

A scan of a black and white photograph taken in 1930 of a race on a small gold mining operation on the Waimumu Stream.

The photograph was likely taken by Albert Robson who grew up on a farm called Bolton Hill near Staindrop in County Durham, England. He steamed to NZ in 1926/1927 on the T.S.S. Tamaroa and secured a job as a teamster on W.T Wright's farm at Te Tipua called Arola Downs. Albert worked there from 1927 to 1933 before returning to England.

Albert kept a body of photos recording his time in New Zealand especially from his time in Southland and his niece Joan Smedley kindly gifted us a digital copy of this image.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

photograph, black and white

Date Made

1930

Medium and Materials

digital copy

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back:
'Washing for gold at Waimumu, New Zealand, 1930. River Waimumu'

Technique

printed

Measurements

We don't hold the original.

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture/farming

Credit Line

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

Object Type

photograph

Object number

MT2017.22.7

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