Pole; for playing deck game. Lockerbie/Manuka item. ; [?]; 2013.8.13


Pole; for playing deck game. Lockerbie/Manuka item.

About this object

Pole; a wooden deck-game component, from the wreck of the S.S. Manuka. This was kept by Les Lockerbie.

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".

Date Made



20th Century

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal




h 1582mm x l 175mm x w 180 mm

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".

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