Door, cabinet; [?]; c1870s; CT01.4039


Door, cabinet

About this object

Cabinet door; a carved, wooden cabinet door recovered from the wreck of the Surat. The door features a carving on the front of a potted tree.

The 'Surat' ran aground in a sinking condition, in Catlins Bay (now Surat Bay), on the 1st of January, 1874. No lives were lost, but the passengers lost many of their personal possessions. A later marine inquiry found the Captain and First Officer to be at fault for the wreck.



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Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood



Subject and Association Keywords

transportation and communications, shipping

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

architectural element

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