Anchor; [?]; 19th century; 2011.237

Name/Title

Anchor

About this object

Anchor; a large, ship's anchor of iron. Thought to be from the 90 ton schooner 'Henry Freeling', wrecked on Tautuku Peninsula, 12th November 1839, the first recorded wreck in the Catlins.

The anchor was found by Michael Brown while diving off the Tautuku Peninsula in the 1970s. A fishing boat nearby came to help raise the anchor and bring it to shore. After several years the anchor was placed in the NZ Forestry Service Headquarters on display. Once the new museum was built, the anchor was placed on exhibition in the Catlins Gallery.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

19th century

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, iron

Measurements

Large

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

equipment

Object number

2011.237

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