Model, scale [T.S.S. Manuka]; Watkins, Robin (Mr); 2006; 2011.231
Model, scale [T.S.S. Manuka]About this object
Scale model; a small scale model of the T.S.S. Manuka, made by Robin Watkins in 2006.
The Manuka was originally built in Dumbarton, Scotland in 1903, at a length of 112.5 metres. It was wrecked at Long Point in the Catlins, on 16th December 1929.
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".
processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, wood
l 1510mm [approximately]Subject and Association Keywords
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type