Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill equipment being moved from Gore to Mataura by traction engines]; Clayton, Charles (Gore); 1936; MT2011.185.53 - Mataura Museum on NZMuseums
A black and white photograph depicting the scene as the cylinder for the new No. 5 paper making machine for the Mataura Paper Mill is hauled by two traction engines from Gore to Mataura in 1936. According to the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' the cylinder weighed 40 tons, and because the suspension bridge across the river at Mataura was likely not strong enough to support the combined weight, the convoy drove down River Road (a back route from Gore to Mataura).
Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database Persistent URL: www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=376736 Acquisition credit line: Gift of Clyde Engineering Pty Ltd, 1988