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Slide: Unloading coal, Cuvier Island Light Station; Murray Williscroft; 2015.152.28

Object number

2015.152.28

Name/Title

Slide: Unloading coal, Cuvier Island Light Station

Object Type

Photography

About this Object

Unloading coal by dinghy at Cuvier under Captain Bunty Brown's supervision from the MV COLVILLE. Photographer's notes: "Unloading coal by dinghy at Cuvier under Captain Bunty Brown's supervision from the MV COLVILLE. The coal is lifted out of the dinghy by crane at the landing block and onto the tram which is winched to the stoke shed. The coal was used in the stoves and hot water." Murray Williscroft was a lighthouse keeper, who, along with his wife Ventris worked on a number of stations around New Zealand in the 1950s-60s.

Place Made

Cuvier Island

Medium and Materials

35mm Slide

Inscription and Marks

Cuvier 2

Measurements

HxW (2D objects YxX): H 50 W 50mm (H 1 15/16 W 1 15/16in)

Collection

Murray Williscroft

Credit Line

Gift of Rae MacGregor, reproduced courtesy of Ventris Williscroft.

Copyright Licence

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