Pushing a Loaded Skip: Mahons' Mine, Rotowaro

Maker
David Bramwell Cook
Production date
1985
Description
Photograph taken in 1985 by commissioned photographer, David Cook, for inclusion in the 2000 exhibition "Shifting Ground: Stories from Rotowaro". Image depicts 2 men, both dressed in workclothes and wearing headlamped helmets. They are pushing skip loaded with coal - they appear to be inside a mine shaft. A third man is in the upper left corner - his hand is also on a skip as he pushes aside canvas to let himself into the greater area of the frame.
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Object detail

Production date
1985
Media/Materials
B/W photo, silver gelatin print mounted on archival, acid-free matting board
Measurements
305x406mm (Image)
460x560mm (Matt Whole)
Department collection type
Credit line
Commissioned Photograph by David Cook:
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1989/55/40

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