Tray; Martin, C (Mr); [?]; CT05.4599

Name/Title

Tray

About this object

Tray; a wooden tray, hand made with wood salvaged from the wreck of the S.S. Manuka. The wood is thought to have come from the Manuka's bridge, and still features the original paint and varnish.

The wreck of the Manuka was described by A R Tyrell in his book, Catlins Pioneering: "The Manuka, a Union Steamship Company, twin-screw steamer sunk in 1929 after striking a reef below Long Point. After an uncomfortable long night in the lifeboats, 203 passengers and crew landed safely on a nearby beach. From there they had to cross the paddocks to a road from where they were transported to Owaka.

A marine inquiry found that the ship had been south of her supposed position and that the casualty was due to an abnormal westerly set. The captain, officers and crew were praised for their actions after the accident".

Maker

Martin, C (Mr)

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

[?]

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Tahakopa

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood

Technique

carpentered

Technique

nailed

Measurements

h 103mm x l 600mm x w 300mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

navigation. merchant marine, shipwrecks and fires

Credit Line

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

Object Type

object

Object number

CT05.4599

Rights

All rights reserved