A selection from the Tindall Collection

The exterior of Bradfords Construction.


Charles Hopetoun Tindall was a well-known photographer working from a studio in East Street, Ashburton.

His work has been featured many times in these Heritage Pages, including many many portraits of Ashburton locals.

This week, brought to you by the letter B, the images on this page show that it was not only people that featured in this local photographers work.

While portraiture generated some income for Tindall, work for businesses also brought in a steady stream of work, as companies wanted to show off their developments or new buildings.

Tindall also made regular flights to provide aerial views to show how Ashburton was growing.

– By Kathleen Stringer

This image shows some of the Buchanans Flour Mill archives, stored in a safe next to a rather dangerous looking heater. A snapshot of how things used to be. Note the single female typist and the two older men smoking their pipes.
Members of the Buffalo Lodge, dressed in their regalia.