Board, ironing; CT80.1194a


Board, ironing

About this object

Ironing board; a wooden tailor's board, brought to New Zealand by John Dunlop in 1874.

Mr Dunlop had been a tailor in Ireland, and when he settled in the Catlins in 1896, he pioneered a bush farm at Tahakopa. Mr Dunlop made coats, skirts and other clothes for his family. The ironing board was later used by Essie Dunlop who was a dressmaker in the area c1910, until she went to train as a midwife.

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood


h 22mm x l 785mm x w 195mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, clothing manufacture. dressmaking. tailoring

Credit Line

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

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