Key; CT85.1811a



About this object

Key; a large metal key. This was the original key for the front door of Saint Matthias' Anglican Church, Owaka.

The small church, dedicated to Saint Matthias, was built early in 1892 on a section gifted by W Forsyth at the corner of Royal Terrace and the Pounawea Road, Owaka, but it was soon destroyed by fire. A new church was erected on a more central site in December of 1892. This second church was demolished in 2002.

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal


h 10mm x l 127mm x w 45mm

Subject and Association Keywords

religions. mythology. rationalism. religious life

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved