Telescope and case; Unknown Maker; 1865-1900; BL.B4.71

Name/Title

Telescope and case

About this object

This is the telescope from the lighthouse on Motu Piu (Dog Island). The telescope was essential for maintaining contact with the mainland. Signals, composed of flags, would be hoisted from the mast of the onshore signal station at predetermined times, the keeper recording the messages on a slate.

Dog Island Lighthouse:

Built in 1865 approximately 5 kilometers from Bluff, it is the tallest of New Zealand's lighthouses. The original lighthouse had three keepers who lived on the island with their families.

Maker

Unknown Maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1865-1900

Period

1860s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, metals, alloys, copper alloys, brass
inorganic, processed materials, glass
organic, processed materials, animal, skin, mammal skin, cow skin, cow leather

Measurements

h 475 mm x w 64 mm x d 64 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Object Type

instruments

Object number

BL.B4.71

Copyright Licence  

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Tags
1860s
Maritime

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