Fragment, wood [S.S. Kotare]; CT77.180


Fragment, wood [S.S. Kotare]

About this object

Wood fragment; a large piece of wooden planking, with an iron rod embedded at one end. The wood shows evidence of having been underwater for some time.

The plank is recorded as being from the S.S. Kotare. This wooden steamer was the last vessel to make regular voyages between Dunedin, the Catlins River, Waikawa and Invercargill, hauling timber from the sawmills in a losing battle with the railway. The Kotare made its final journey to the Catlins River in 1920.

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal, iron


h 60mm x l 1130mm x w 450mm

Subject and Association Keywords

transportation and communications, shipping

Credit Line

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

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