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Coal miners photographed by John Pascoe, 1945

Coal miners photographed by John Pascoe, 1945

John Pascoe was an official war photographer on the home front during the Second World War and his commitment to social realism produced a series of sombre and gritty images mixed with more celebratory moments. Pascoe took a series of photographs at the coal mining settlement of Denniston on the West Coast, which have become a valuable record of life in that community at the time. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001228-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Photography expands, 1880s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43216/coal-miners-photographed-by-john-pascoe-1945 (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014