Museum to benefit from 'ODT' photograph

Shamrock Motors workshop manager Alister Stewart admires the Otago Daily Times "Arrowtown Today" image, reprinted at 1300mm x 800mm by Arrowtown Gallery director Simon Beadle (pictured). Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Shamrock Motors workshop manager Alister Stewart admires the Otago Daily Times "Arrowtown Today" image, reprinted at 1300mm x 800mm by Arrowtown Gallery director Simon Beadle (pictured). Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
The photograph, shot by ODT illustrations editor Stephen Jaquiery on October 7, along with the details of 762 residents - and four dogs - will be buried in the Arrowtown 150 time capsule on Monday afternoon.

After viewing the "Arrowtown Today" image in the ODT on October 8, Mr Beadle contacted the newspaper seeking permission to sell the photograph in the Arrowtown Gallery and hopefully benefit the Lakes District Museum.

"I just thought it was such a fantastic initiative and the photo itself is just amazing.

"I think the ODT photographer did a great job. The clarity of the photo is amazing; it's a piece of history.

"If somebody comes in over the next few weeks and they can identify themselves in the photo ... I'll give them 10% off. If they want to get the thing framed, I'll give 10% of the price of the framing to the Lakes District Museum.

"The [museum] does a hell of a lot for the community and doesn't get much back."

Prices for the image - unframed - ranged from $24, to $340 for the large print pictured.