Name/TitleFootwear, Ezywaukr Boots
About this objectBoots; these two left dress boots were made as a special order in 1965 for Mr Andrew (Andy) Richmond. Andy Richmond served in World War One where he lost his right leg and wounded his left leg. After the War he owned a bootmakers' shop in Mataura.
These boots were donated to us by Mr Alister 'Booty' Thompson who purchased Andy Richmond's business in 1948. There are two lefts because Andy Richmond's 'good' left leg bore most of his weight and he wore out more left than right shoes. Andy Richmond died without collecting the boots. Alister Thompson kept them because of their high quality and unique story.
The boots are Ezywaukrs made by M.O'Brien & Co Limited. Ezywaukrs were a popular mens dress boot for at least six decades. The top is made of Glacey Kid leather, the inner is all leather as is the sole.
MakerM O'Brien & Co Limited
Date Made1965 June
Place MadeNew Zealand, South Island, Canterbury, Christchurch
Place NotesM. O'Brien & Co Limited, 31 Dundas Street, Christchurch.
Medium and Materialsorganic, animal, skin, leather
organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber
Inscription and MarksPrinted on both insoles:
'PREMIER / AN O'B PRODUCT MADE IN NZ'
Printed on both heels 'VICTORY'.
Measurementsh 160mm x w 105mm x l 285mm (each boot)
Subject and Association Keywordsmilitary/world war one
Subject and Association Keywordspeople
Credit LineFrom the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated