Model, scale [Owake]; Watkins, Robin (Mr); 21st century; 2011.228


Model, scale [Owake]

About this object

Scale model; a small-scale model of the schooner, Owake, made by Robin Watkins.

The Owake was originally built in 1874 by William McPhee on the banks of the Owaka River. It was launched in August of that same year, and, at a length of 80.2 feet, was the largest vessel built in the Catlins. The Owake was owned by local saw-millers Guthrie & Lanarch.


Watkins, Robin (Mr)

Maker Role


Date Made

21st century

Place Made


Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, textile


l 1230mm (approximately)

Subject and Association Keywords

navigation. merchant marine, shipwrecks and fires

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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