Stool, folding ; 20th century; 2013.8.4


Stool, folding

About this object

Stool; a compact portable folding stool with green-painted tubular metal frame and green canvas seat. Two vertically attached strips of canvas strapping on each side provide the tensioning. Holes in green metal tabs on each side of base allow for the seat to be pegged to the ground for secure seating.

This stool was used by Les Lockerbie. Les Lockerbie lived his entire life in Otago. He was born in Winton in 1911 and died in Dunedin in 1996. Les’s interest in archaeology began when the family moved to Maclennan in the Catlins to run the local store. At high school age Les began exploring the early Maori sites in the vicinity, especially those at Papatowai and King’s Rock. This was the beginning of a life long interest and study in the early Polynesian inhabitants of the South Otago coast.

Les was a recognised pioneer in excavation methods and carbon 14 dating. He was meticulous in recording and mapping sites and as a result published results of his work in numerous scientific journals. He was a primary school teacher and later became Education Officer at the Otago Museum (1947-1976). This position made him a staff member of the Dunedin Teachers College and for many years he involved College students in archaeological excavations on the Manuka Point island site of Pounawea.

Date Made

20th century

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Putney

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, textile

Inscription and Marks

text printed in oval shaped sticker on frame:


h 262 x l 340x w 4262

Subject and Association Keywords

recreation. leisure, outdoor life. outdoor recreation

Subject and Association Keywords


Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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